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Fall 1971 


The Debate 
Newton Today 
Arts Festival 1971 
Commencement 1971 
The Graduate School 

Responsibility and Reason 
The Determination of Student Policy 

From the Editor's Desk 

Greetings! Once again, this issue 
is a little behind schedule, but I hope 
you will bear with us as we attempt 
to establish a regular publication. 
You will be pleased to know that 
very soon you will begin to receive 
a newsletter from the College. It will 
appear about twice as often as the 
Newsnotes, and will supplement the 
magazine with up-to-date news re- 
porting. Look for your first copy 
sometime this fall. 

New in this issue is a student-writ- 
ten section which we hope will be- 
come a regular feature. Read it! And 
let us know what you'd like to see 
students writing about in future is- 

A final note: please support the 
Annual Giving this year — every con- 
tribution is important, and the Col- 
lege needs your generosity to be able 
to continue to do things for you. 
Some of those things include this 
publication and the all-class reunion 
on September 24-26. Hope I'll be 
able to meet many of you there. 



Newton . 

Volume III, Number 3 
Fall 1971 

Catherine Beyer Hurst '66, Editor 

Rosemary Stuart Dwyer '58, Class 
Notes Editor 

Betty Barry '68, Design Consultant 

Claire Kondolf, R.S.C.J., Director of 
Alumnae Affairs 

Newton Newsnotes is published quar- 
terly by Newton College of the Sacred 
Heart, Newton, Massachusetts 02159. 
Second Class postage paid at Newton, 
Mass. 02159, and at additional mailing 

POSTMASTER: If undeliverable, send 
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Arts Festival 1971: 4 
The Making of Modern Man 

The Debate 8 

Newton Today: 14 
A Student Summary 



Arts Festival 

The Making of Modern 

Analyses of contemporary litera- 
ture and art; continuous screenings 
of Kenneth Clark's Civilisation films; 
seven different liturgical celebrations; 
performances in music, dance, the- 
atre, and pantomine; poetry readings 
by William Alfred; and art exhibits 
by Yousuf Karsh and by Newton 
College faculty and students were the 
main attractions of Newton's seventh 
annual Arts Festival, March 25- 
April 3. 

Of particular interest was a music 
and slide show entitled "The Mystical 
Screen: A Multi-Media Experience," 
presented by Cy Griffin as one of 
the features of the 1970-71 David 
Reeves Lecture Series. Mr. Griffin 
is a consultant for the New York 
State Council on the Arts and for the 
Metropolitan Museum. He has been 
presenting the show for three years, 
and is continuously modifying it ac- 
cording to the response of his audi- 
ences. (In the presentation at the Col- 
lege, he used slides belonging to 
Newton students, as well as photo- 
graphs he himself had taken on 
campus.) Mr. Griffin uses the drama 
of non-verbal communication to pre- 
sent what he calls "a visual experi- 
ence through the rites of birth, life, 
and mystery in a timeless universe." 

Varied liturgy celebrations in- 
cluded a Eucharistic Celebration of 
the Arts; and mariachi, multi-media, 
jazz, Gregorian Chant, folk, and By- 
zantine Masses. 

The Newton College Glee Club 
performed Bach's "Christ lag in 
Todesbanden" in chorus with the 
Fordham Glee Club; the Dance 
Group presented an experimental 
dance entitled "Three Movements in 
Shape of a Dance," and the Drama 
Club enacted T. S. Eliot's The Family 

Yousuf Karsh : A Footnote 

"The most important skill for a 
photographer to develop, be he ama- 
teur or professional, is that of being 
able to see his subject through his 
eyes before he sees it through his 
camera." This sensitive understand- 
ing of his subjects characterizes the 
work of Armenian-born Yousuf 
Karsh, world famous portrait pho- 

Mr. Karsh's work demonstrates his 
belief in photography as an art form 
which is forever changing. He says, 
"As I became aware of the scope of 
photography as an art, I had at first 
to seek out the world personalities 
whom I wished to portray, and I had 
also to develop all the skill and un- 
derstanding I could in order that I 
might be enabled to record their 
greatness in my portraits. To this 
kind of seeking there is no end, for 
both new subjects and new ways of 
interpreting them are firing me con- 
stantly with new hopes, new ideas. 
The perfect photographic portrait has 
still to be made." 

An internationally acclaimed por- 
trait photographer, Mr. Karsh has 
photographed numerous statesmen 
and celebrities including Winston 
Churchill, King George VI of Eng- 
land, Thomas Mann, Lord Beaver- 
brook, Elizabeth II, Albert Schweit- 
zer, Albert Einstein, Jean Sibelius, 
Picasso, Pablo Casals, and Ernest 
Hemingway. His work is represented 
in the collections of major museums 
in England, Canada, and the United 
States; and Karsh was photographic 
adviser for Expo 70 in Osaka, Japan. 
He is also chairman of the subcom- 
mittee for immigrant problems for 
the Canadian Citizenship Council. 
Mr. Karsh has had a photographic 
studio in Ottawa, Ontario since 1933 
and became a Canadian citizen in 


For his portraits, Yousuf Karsh 
has always preferred black and white 
film to color. He feels that color 
printing involves too many mechani- 
cal elements; the photographer be- 
comes servant to, rather than master 
of, the printing process. Karsh be- 
lieves that "there is a latitude in 
black and white film that gives the 
photographer scope, but not at all 
in color film. When the color picture 
succeeds, nothing is left for the im- 
agination of the viewer. Everything 
has been thrown at him at once." The 
subtle implications of black and 
white portraiture hold greater appeal 
for Karsh. 

Karsh has been asked, "What 
would you like to believe motivates 
people who look at the portraits you 
have made?" He replies, "in the ideal 
situation I should like an understand- 
ing viewer to feel that he had re- 
ceived the most graceful introduction 
possible to a great personality, an 
intimate introduction. As a result of 
my interpretation." 

Internationally acclaimed Rolf Scharre presented an evening of pantomime, which 
was co-sponsored by the German Center Boston Branch of Munich's Goethe Insti- 
tute. Scharre studied with the same teacher as Marcel Marceau, but has evolved his 
art into something quite different. He feels that the modern pantomimist makes 
mime a part of the language by embodying the essence of the word. 


From the top: Robert Zimansky {left) 
and Anthony Newman, an instructor at 
The Jiiilliard School of Music and 
widely acclaimed in Boston for his Bach 
organ recitals, played Handel and Bach 
chamber music in the Barat Reception 
Room. They also presented Bach so- 
natas in the Chapel on the following 
evening. Yousuf and Estrelita Karsh 
opened a personal selection from Mr. 
Karsh's new exhibition of photographs, 
"Men Who Make Our World," at the 
Kenny-Cottle Library. Mary Louise 
Jenkins, R.S.C.J., presented "A Concert 
of Spirituals and Folk Music in the 
Black Tradition." 


The Dawson-Eira Jazz Ensemble ap- 
peared in a Social Committee sponsored 
concert, playing and narrating "The 
Evolution of American Jazz." 

The Interest Committee presented 
"An Evening of Dance" at the Country 
Day School Auditorium with the Dance 
Company of the National Center of 
Afro-American Artists. 


The Debate 

The Nixon administration 
and young America. 


Bill Buckley and Arthur Schles- 
inger have promised to debate each 
other at Newton every ten years. And 
at their May 6 meeting it was stand- 
ing room only, as some 1100 spec- 
tators crowded into the auditorium 
of the Country Day School to watch 
the sparks fly. Since preferential 
seating was given members of the 
College community (students, fac- 
ulty, administrators, and staff), many 
others had been waiting outside for 
over an hour in order to gain ad- 
mission. A hundred or so who could 
not be packed into the hall were 
given seats in an adjoining room 
where the debate was taped in; others 
were turned away altogether. The 
crowd, most of it young and in- 
formally attired, was orderly and 
enthusiastic, and only grumbled 
slightly at the half hour delay occa- 
sioned by the WBZ-TV cameraman's 
difficulty in setting up his lights. 

Chairman of this event, the con- 
cluding presentation of the 1970-71 
David Reeves Lecture Series, was 
Anne Berry '72 of Stamford, Con- 
necticut. Master of ceremonies was 
Dr. Thomas H. D. Mahoney, pro- 
fessor of history- at M.I.T. and a 
member of Newton's Board of Trus- 
tees. Dr. Mahoney was moderator of 
what he termed "the first confronta- 
tion" between Buckley and Schles- 
inger on January 30, 1961, in a 
debate on '"Freedom and the Welfare 
State," though he promised to spare 
his audience any recollections of that 
first meeting. 

Moderator of the 1971 version was 
Jack Cole, the young, personable, 
and Emmy-award winning news 
commentator from WBZ-TV Channel 
4 in Boston. 

And, of course, the principals were 
William F. Buckley, Jr., Yale grad- 
uate, founder of the National Re- 
view, pillar of American conserva- 
tism, and author of such books as 

God and Man at Yale, The Unmak- 
ing of a Mayor, and Did You Ever 
See a Dream Walking?: American 
Conservative Thought in the T^ven- 
tieth Century; and Arthur M. Schles- 
inger, Jr., Harvard graduate. Ken- 
nedy assistant, and twice Pulitzer 
Prize winning author of The Age of 
Jackson, The Coming of the New 
Deal, A Thousand Days: J.F.K. in 
the White House, and Crisis of Con- 
fidence: Ideas. Power, and Violence 
in America. 

The topic of the debate was to be 
"The Nixon Administration and 
Young America" and Mr. Schlesinger 
swoing directly into this theme, paus- 
ing only for a brief jest at Buckley's 
expense. He recounted that they had 
both flown to Boston on the same 
plane from New York. ("Bill of 
course was in first class, and I was in 
tourist.") The stewardess brought 
Schlesinger something wrapped in a 
bit of paper, which he at first thought 
contained "some scraps from Mr. 
Buckley's meal." However, it was a 
cigar which Mr. Schlesinger duly 
smoked. He remarked: "Now I know 
what's wrong with conserv atism in 
America, they may ride first class, 
but they smoke terrible cigars." This 
drew an appreciative response from 
the crowd. (Buckley was later to 
point out that Schlesinger had failed 
to mention that the note read: 
"Arthur, this is my contribution to 
your last supper": and that the cigar 
may have been terrible, but it was 
perforce a domestic cigar; as far as 
the unavailability of Cuban cigars 
was concerned, he did not want to be 
so indelicate as to remind .Arthur of 
his role in the Bay of Pigs incident.) 

Schlesinger began his attack by 
calling Nixon's attitude towards 
youth one of "condescension mingled 
with irritation." He noted that when- 
ever Nixon got together with youth 
he seemed to talk about football, as if 
he w ished "that the young w ould go 

back to playing games and stop 
worrying about national affairs." 
Schlesinger indicted Nixon for mak- 
ing "no serious effort'" to end the 
w ar. but instead tving the U.S. more 
firmly to the Thieu and Ky regimes. 
"Nixon has extended the Johnson 
folly into Cambodia and I^aos. He 
keeps saying that one more step will 
do the trick. But it never has and it 
never will. . . . The Nixon adminis- 

tiation seems totally oblivious to the 
madness and viciousness of this war: 
the people slain, the villages laid 
waste, the forests and farms de- 

Schlesinger further attacked Nixon 
for failing youth, especially returning 
veterans, by failing to stem the rising 
tide of unemployment, since "the 
heaviest burden of joblessness falls 
on the young." Nixon also vetoed 
modest bills designed to guarantee 
public service jobs to all those able 
to work— yet introduced a 7% cut in 
the corporate income tax ($3 billion 

which could have been used to pro- 
vide jobs for the young) . 

Schlesinger went on to say that 
Nixon claimed he wanted to bring us 
together, but instead he released the 
Vice President among us to "preach 
positive polarization." 

He termed Nixon's greatest failure 
the failure "to reduce cynicism about 
government and despair about the 
political process. ... He further 
undermined the faith of the young in 
a democratic society." 

Schlesinger concluded his remarks 
by pointing out that "no nation can 

survive which rejects its young. . . . 
The youth of a nation are the trustees 
of posterity." 

William Buckley then took the 
stand, launching into an attack on 
the A.D.A.'s recent motion to im- 
peach President Nixon. He substan- 
tially reproved those Democrats who 
criticized Nixon for acting on his 
own without consulting Congress, 
when the same type of behavior in 
Presidents Roosevelt and Truman 
had been approvingly termed "per- 
sonal diplomacy." 


Dr. Mahoney, Sister Gabrielle Hiisson (president of the College from 1956 to 1969), 
Mr. Schlesinger, and Mr. Buckley posed for this photograph prior to the 1961 debate. 


He then quoted extensively from 
Schlesingers writings in 1967 and 
1968 and from the Democratic 
Party platform of 1968 to show that 
at that time (during the Johnson ad- 
ministration) the Democrats (and 
especially Schlesinger) felt that uni- 
lateral withdrawal from Viet Nam 
was impossible, and that the con- 
tinued presence of troops in Viet 
Nam was necessary to prevent Com- 
munist take-overs in neighboring 
countries. He went on to detail other 
apparent inconsistencies in Schles- 
inger's present anti-war position, 
claiming that he had altered his 
stance to court the favor of current 
opinion. He concluded by saying: 
"Nixon has not panicked. He is try- 
ing to wind down the war — if he 
were a Democrat he would be 
cheered. . . . There's a lot wrong 
with America, there's a lot wrong 
with history, there's a lot wrong with 
our ideals, but to try to blame Mr. 
Nixon for it is a cop-out." 

Schlesinger then defended his 
change of heart concerning the Indo- 
China war by saying that "at a cer- 
tain point the character of the war 
changed — the means lost rationaliza- 
tion proportionate to the end." He 
also remarked that his criticisms of 
Nixon vs. American youth had gone 
largely uncontested: "I wanted to 
talk about the Nixon administration 
and young America, and Mr. Buck- 
ley wanted to talk about me." He 
went on to say that he agreed with 
Buckley that the malaise of the stu- 
dents was not due entirely to Viet 
Nam and Nixon but to what he 
termed "an increase in the velocity 
of history." He also suggested that 
the economy could be helped by a 
cut in military spending and the 
establishment of price controls. 

Buckley then retaliated by claim- 
ing that price controls in Britain had 
only increased unemployment. And 
in answer to Schlesinger's allegation 
that inflation was the result of over- 
spending, he pointed out that we 
were spending less than we were 
under Truman. He concluded that 
"what is the matter with the world is 
that there is always something the 
matter with the world." 

Schlesinger answered that what 
we needed most instead of Nixon 
was someone who could have brought 
to our crisis what Lincoln brought to 
the Civil War and what Roosevelt 
brought to the Depression. Instead 
"today our national leadership seems 
hardly aware that there is a crisis." 

These rather formal remarks were 
followed by a number of carefully 
chosen and well-phrased questions 
from moderator Cole. He attempted 
to pull the protagonists back on the 
track by providing them some sort 
of meaningful contact with each 
other, but both Buckley and Schles- 
inger failed to rise to the bait. 
Master of ceremonies Mahoney cir- 
culated among the audience with a 
microphone, but was only able to 
solicit several disappointingly silly or 
hostile questions. 

However the biggest disappoint- 
ment of the evening was that neither 
Buckley nor Schlesinger was able to 
come to grips with the topic or with 
each other. Buckley was attractive, dy- 
namic, and entertaining; and Schles- 
inger was academic, intelligent, and 
incisive; but the debate never really 
came off. Schlesinger at least tried 
to start with the issues but Buckley 
seemed to want to take on Schles- 
inger personally as well as his point 
of view. 

Still in all, the evening was a fab- 
ulous success, and provided food for 
campus conversation for weeks. 
Plans are already being made to tune 
in and turn on for a 1981 rematch — 
see you then! 


Newton Today 

A Student Summary 

Several months ago, some mem- 
bers of a communications subcommit- 
tee of the student senate approached 
me with the idea of publishing some 
student-authored articles in the News- 
notes. These articles would treat 
with student life from the student 
viewpoint: what students at Newton 
were doing socially, politically, cul- 
turally, academically, religiously, and 
philosophically; and, more important, 
how they felt about what they were 

The students emphasized to me 
their desire to reach directly the off- 
campus Newton community; and, 
since the Newsnotes is sent to all 
alumnae and current parents, as well 
as other friends of the College, it 
was the obvious choice as an organ 
of communication. 

I agreed with the students that 
their views must be presented to you, 
so that you could be apprised of as 
many sides as possible of the current 
issues at Newton. 

The two articles which follow are 
the first of what will be a regular 
feature of student-authored presen- 
tations. This is their opportunity to 
speak to you, and to tell their story 
in their own words. We believe that 
it is necessary for the students to par- 
ticipate more fully in all phases of 
the College's activities, and we at the 
Newsnotes welcome their appearance 
in these pages. 

Connie Sweeney '71 is a political 
science graduate from Springfield, 
Massachusetts. She was very active 
in student government while at 
Newton, working with all school offi- 
cers on a variety of projects; she 
headed the Living Committee in 

1969- 70, and was a dorm head in 

1970- 71. She plans to attend law 
school this fall. 

Norma Tanguay '72 of New 
Haven, Connecticut is a studio art 
major and student body president for 
the calendar year 1971. As you may 
recall, she was a member of the 
panel whose remarks appeared in 
"Newton Today: Some Points of 
View" in the spring issue. 



and Reason 

Connie Sweeney '7 1 

Curfews and parietals 
come under student 

Four years ago, a new student 
government constitution, based on 
the philosophy of student responsi- 
bility, was ratified. Provisions were 
made granting students ultimate de- 
cision-making powers in the realm of 
student affairs including the charter- 
ing of student clubs, control over stu- 
dent activities fees, and statements on 
national and international aflairs of 
interest to the students. The students 
would also establish and regulate 
social policy: curfews, visitation 
hours, and student rules. 

In the four years since its official 
recognition, student responsibility at 
Newton has brought students to a 
new and challenging self-awareness, 
both as individuals and as members 
of an academic community. It has 
sparked rapid and progressive change 
in the areas of student affairs listed 
above, but it has also been prudently 
tempered by the recognition that 
since students took the final respon- 
sibility for student governmental and 
social change, they were expected to 
give a greater accountability to the 
rest of the college community for the 
result of their actions. This two-way 
responsibility can be most easily dem- 
onstrated by a brief history of social 
change at Newton over the last four 

The first change was the abolish- 
ment of what was referred to as the 
"dress code." Until this change came 
about, students were required to 
wear dresses or skirts at all times 
while on campus. With the changing 
styles and, more importantly, with 
the recognition that a woman of col- 
lege age was quite capable of decid- 
ing what apparel was the most com- 
fortable and practical for herself, the 
dress code was done away with. 

The next major change dealt with 
curfews. At first, students extended 
curfews by just one hour, but over 
the course of the four years it became 

apparent that extended hours not 
only allowed students to enjoy a 
more flexible social life, but also al- 
lowed them to participate more fully 
in the academic and cultural life of 
Greater Boston. Self-regulated hours 
were gradually introduced for all 
classes with the exception of first 
semester freshmen. No major prob- 
lems have appeared as a result of 
these changes and, in fact, the stu- 
dents seem to have developed a new 
sense of responsibility to themselves 
and to each other. 

In order to protect the students liv- 
ing on campus and to avoid prob- 
lems of implementation, the student 
government enacted strict sign-in and 
sign-out procedures so that the House 
Council of each dorm would be 
aware of who was in or out of the 
dorm. (Strict penalties were estab- 
lished for violation of these rules.) 
The administration of the College 
offered its full cooperation in the im- 
plementation of the new curfews. 
Security guards were hired for each 
dormitory complex, ensuring the 
safety of those in the dormitories, 
while allowing students to make use 
of the new curfews. 

As women were now able to leave 
campus with relative freedom, it 
soon became apparent that there was 
little reason why students should not 
enjoy some extended social oppor- 
tunities on campus. As a result, lim- 
ited visitation hours for men were 
established. Initially, students could 
entertain male visitors in the dormi- 
tories between noon and midnight on 
the weekends. Again, regulations 
were established to ensure that these 
parietals ran smoothly and safely. 
Gradually, as no major problems de- 
veloped and students used these pari- 
etal hours with discretion, the student 
senate extended the hours to include 

At the present time there is a de- 


sire on campus to make parietal 
hours the same as curfew hours. 
However, through dialogue with Dr. 
Whalen and discussion with other 
members of the administration, stu- 
dents have realized that 24-hour 
parietals must be seriously evaluated 
in the light of parent and alumnae 
opinion. A committee composed of 
students, faculty, administrators, 
parents, and alumnae is now being 
established to examine all the facets 
of the issue and to make a final rec- 
ommendation as to the feasibility of 
extended parietals at Newton. As can 
be seen through its past actions, the 
student senate will view this recom- 
mendation with seriousness. In the 
meantime, Newton women will con- 
tinue to make use of the visitation 
hours now in effect. As one student 
stated: "Parietals allow the students 
to enjoy to some extent the life of a 
coed college, while still maintaining 
the privacy and uniqueness of a 
women's college." 

It is expected that in the next few 
years Newton students will continue 
to foster this progressive social 
change on campus, while still pre- 
serving their sense of responsibility to 
the college community. 



of Student 

Norma Tanguay '72 

The student senate of Newton 
College has become perhaps the most 
important organ for change within 
the institution. Its present structure 
is based upon the principles of repre- 
sentative government, and it has 
gained the respect of those members 
of the College community outside of 
the student population as a capable 
governing body. 

Four years ago, when the present 
constitution was activated, students 
were given authority and responsi- 
bility in certain areas under the head- 
ing of "student affairs." These areas 
included dormitory and social regu- 
lations and discipline for their viola- 
tion, the chartering and financing of 
student organizations, and determina- 
tion of student policy in national and 
international affairs. Although stu- 
dents and student government seek 
administrative advice in formulating 
policy in these areas, the final re- 
sponsibility lies in the hands of the 
students, who are thus held account- 
able for the kind of lives they will 
lead while at Newton. 

This system has been used suc- 
cessfully at Newton for the past four 
years, well before student determina- 
tion of policy became fashionable at 
most schools. I believe it will con- 
tinue to work to the satisfaction of all 
because we have accepted the chal- 
lenge inherent in the system, with 
full knowledge that the future of 
the school and its forthcoming stu- 
dents must always be considered. 

At present, the senate is in the 
process of reevaluating its own struc- 
ture. Alternative forms of governance 
are being investigated. Although we 
have been able to realize many of our 
ideas in both the social and academic 
spheres, the machinery of the senate 
through which our ideas must pass 
has become cumbersome. In order to 
alleviate this problem, groups of stu- 
dents have constructed proposals of 
different natures for the student body 

to debate and act upon. This will be 
one of our projects for the fall. 

In order to face this task and 
others which will confront us, the 
student body and the student senate 
both desire and need the continued 
advice and support of all those con- 
cerned with the well-being of New- 




"We are ready . . .' 

There are those who feel that the 
relevance and popularity of traditional 
commencement pomp and circum- 
stance are disappearing from Ameri- 
can campuses along with required 
class attendance, parietal regulations, 
and the isolationism of American 
students. But the threat of irrele- 
vance and the promise of rain failed 
to diminish the enthusiasm of a 
record crowd of over 2,000 who 
thronged to Newton's twenty-second 
commencement exercises on May 30. 

The weekend had begun the day 
before with the traditional Bacca- 
laureate Mass, concelebrated in New- 
ton's Holy Trinity Chapel by Father 
Lawrence Perry, College Chaplain 
for 1970-71, and Father Francis 
Conroy, College Chaplain for 1969- 
70. A reception in Barat for grads 
and parents followed. 

Commencement itself was under- 
way at 1 1 :00 A.M. sharp on Sunday 
morning, under a tent set up in the 
quadrangle formed by Stuart, the 
library, and Barat. Mother Elizabeth 
Sweeney, Provincial and chairman 
of the board of trustees, delivered 
the convocation; and Father Perry 
the invocation. Degrees were con- 
ferred on 185 candidates in 22 major 
fields by President Whalen. The Hus- 
son Fellowship was awarded to Col- 
leen Ross of Grand Rapids, Michi- 
gan, a psychology major (see below); 
and the Mahoney History Prize (given 
by Dr. Thomas H. D. Mahoney, 
a member of Newton's board of 
trustees and a professor of history at 
M.I.T.) to Jean McVoy, a history 
major from Scarsdale, New York. 

Honorary doctorates in humane 
letters were presented to Mr. Roger 
Lowell Putnam of Springfield, Mas- 
sachusetts and Mr. T. Vincent Lear- 
son of Rye, New York, both mem- 
bers of Newton's board of trustees 
and co-chairmen of the newly estab- 
lished Associates Program. 

Mr. Putnam, the former mayor 
of Springfield, is chairman of the 
board of the Package Machinery 
Corporation and a member of the 
Massachusetts Board of Higher Edu- 
cation. He is also the father of Polly 
Putnam Chatfield '50 and Sister 
Carol Putnam, professor of art at 
Newton. Dr. Whalen cited the pres- 
ence of the Roger Lowell Putnam 
Art Center as "one reminder of your 
years of selfless contribution to our 
College," and he commended Mr. 
Putnam for "distinguished personal 
achievement and for constant and 
graceful contribution both to our 
community here at Newton College 
and to the community at large." 

Mr. Learson is the President of 
IBM, an Overseer of Harvard Uni- 
versity, and a member of the Cardi- 
nal's Commission for Education and 
the Council for Financial Aid to 
Education in New York City. He is 
the father of Beth Learson '70. Mr. 
Learson was honored as "a man who, 
while a symbol of success in the 
world of business, serves also as an 
example of the socially responsible 
human being." The rest of his cita- 
tion read in part: "Today we most 
particularly wish to honor you for 
all that you have given to Newton 
College of the Sacred Heart. . . . 
We honor you today ... for your 
readiness to give of your valuable 
time and intellect to the affairs of a 
small college struggling for survival. 
. . . We remind you please not to 
'bend, fold, spindle, or mutilate' this 

Principal speaker at the exercises 
was Dr. John Chandler, Vice-Presi- 
dent of the Danforth Foundation, 
President-elect of Salem (N.C.) 
College, and a member of Newton's 
board of trustees. He enunciated his 
belief in "higher education for 
women in a liberal arts college that 
is not afraid to talk openly about the 


relationship between knowledge and 
human values." He commended 
women's liberal arts colleges as "the 
only context remaining where knowl- 
edge and the highest human values 
come together naturally and easily 
with each shaping and giving life to 
the other." 

Speaking in the name of the grad- 
uating class was Jane Hudson of 
West Hartford, Connecticut, a 
magna cum laude graduate in Amer- 
ican Studies. She has been active in 
Student Government, was one of 
400 students from across the country 
to serve in the 1970 Washington 
Summer Intern Program, and re- 
ceived a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship 
nomination. She will attend the 
Maxwell School of Citizenship and 
Public Affairs at Syracuse University 
this fall. 

Miss Hudson recalled that "John 
Kennedy used to call himself an 
'idealist without illusions.' Perhaps 
it is only now that I can begin to 
understand what he meant. We can- 
not give up now . . . for the war 
against brutality and injustice and 
dehumanization is hardly begun. . . . 
We were good schoolchildren, edu- 
cated in a world larger than Newton; 
educated in Viet Nam and Chicago 
and Washington and on the campaign 
trail and in the streets. It is only after 
our bitter and violent introduction 
to what is called 'the real world' that 
we are ready. But we are ready. 
. . . Kennedy's Inaugural Address 
has a deeper meaning for us now, 
and somehow a sense of poignancy. 
'Let us begin anew,' he said. And we 
will do that. We will do just that." 

Husson Fellowship Award 

Recipient of the second annual 
Husson Fellowship Award was Col- 
leen Ross of Grand Rapids, Michi- 
gan, a psychology major. This Fel- 
lowship was established in 1969 in 
honor of Sister Gabrielle Husson, 
president of the College from 1956- 
69, to be presented annually to a 
member of the graduating class "to 
help launch or sustain a project ful- 
filling some contemporary human 

During the academic year 1970- 
71, Colleen was a student teacher 
and participated in innovative pro- 

grams at Fitton Elementary School 
in East Boston. Steps had recently 
been taken by Father Michael 
Groden, head of the Archdiocesan 
Planning Office for Urban Affairs, to 
unite the six parochial elementary 
schools of East Boston into the so- 
called "East Boston Collaborative." 
The six schools would work as a 
unit for the betterment of education 
found within this section of the city, 
and would share materials and ideas 
to enrich the quality of education 
and to bring a great wealth of re- 
sources to the students. Colleen be- 
gan to work with the Planning Office 
in February, organizing a research 

project concerned with the reading 
curricula in the six schools. 

She read, researched, and inter- 
viewed to obtain a background in 
reading and remedial reading, sub- 
mitted questionnaires to ail teachers 
in the proposed collaborative, and in- 
terviewed and briefed each of the six 
principals. The Fellowship was 
awarded to her to afford her the op- 
portunity to continue her volunteer 
work during the summer, to help the 
East Boston Collaborative be put 
into effect in September. Colleen is 
spending the summer contacting 
reading specialists and planning pro- 
grams; researching the possibility of 


using parents and students as volun- 
teer teaching aides; soliciting Federal 
funds; and assisting with the organ- 
izational aspects of a Summer Work- 
shop Program geared towards the 
interests of the inhabitants of East 

In her proposal for the Fellowship 
Colleen commented: "The East Bos- 
ton Collaborative is an ideal plan 
for allowing community education to 
come to life. Hopefully I will be able 
to continue my involvement in the 
Collaborative throughout the summer 
and assist in making the concept of 
community involvement through edu- 
cation become a reality." 

Dr. John Chandler delivered the com- 
mencement address. 


Dr. John Cluindler (left), Dr. James 
Whalen (center), and Mr. T. Vincent 
Lear.<;on gathered for a trustees' meet- 
ing llie day after commencement. 


The Graduate 

A Unique Adventure in 

Newton's graduate program in 
education was officially launched on 
July 6, when the first eighty-five par- 
ticipants and fifteen faculty members 
gathered together to begin their com- 
mon learning and teaching experi- 
ence. The eighty-five candidates had 
been selected from well over 200 ap- 
plicants, and represented as diversi- 
fied a group as possible with regard 
to educational function, topics of in- 
terest, experience, age, sex, race, re- 
ligion, and socio-economic back- 
ground. (It will probably be of in- 
terest to Newton's family and friends 
that nearly half of the group com- 
prise Newton's first male students; 
though this by no means indicates a 
commitment to total co-education!) 

The unique and exciting program 
was originated and established largely 
by Mr. John Bremer, Newton's dean 
since February 1, and the director 
of the institute of open education 
(which includes both graduate and 
undergraduate divisions) ; and Miss 
Maureen Joy, coordinator of the 
undergraduate program. It was 
Bremer's feeling that "nobody has 
any confidence that they know how 
to educate teachers — this is a con- 
tribution that Newton could make by 
creating a different type of program." 
This program was to evolve into an 
institute of open education which 
Bremer defines as that which "doesn't 
have a pre-set determination of the 
goals and methods by which the goals 
are to be achieved. We are trying to 
bring back the relationship between 
life and education. What we are look- 
ing for is a commitment to the proc- 
ess and not the product." 

Experienced and new teachers and 
administrators on elementary, sec- 
ondary, and college levels; school 
committee members, trustees, and 
parents would be encouraged to par- 
ticipate in the program; the purpose 
of which would be to assist and train 

teachers in the concept of open edu- 
cation. The degree to be offered 
would be a Master of Philosophy de- 
gree in education, and the program 
would consist of three components: 
an initial summer experience, an aca- 
demic year as a teaching intern, and 
a concluding summer experience. 

Plans got off the ground quickly, 
and by early April ads for the pro- 
gram were being placed in the New 
York Times, the Boston Globe, the 
Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Mar- 
tin Luther King issue of Negro 
Leader. The response was large, im- 
mediate, and enthusiastic, making it 
clear to those involved that there was 
a tremendous need for this kind of 

Around this time a chairman for 
the new program was being sought, 
and was finally found in the person 
of Miss Joan Goldsmith, a young 
woman with an impressive back- 
ground and a firm commitment to 
the concept of open education. 

Miss Goldsmith had received her 
B.A. in secondary education from 
Antioch College, and an M.A. in 
social science from the University of 
Chicago. She had on-the-spot ex- 
perience as a teacher in the Boston 
public schools, apd had spent several 
years developing special programs 
and doing counseling and college 
placement as a member of the Com- 
mittee on Educational Needs for 
Teenage Unwed Mothers. Prior to 
coming to Newton she had served for 
two years as the assistant director of 
the M.A.T. Program in the Harvard 
Graduate School of Education; and 
as an instructor in the program in the 
area of family education for teachers. 
(This involves helping teachers to 
look at their own emotional growth 
and to resolve their problems, so that 
they will go into the classroom in a 
mature fashion, and be more empa- 
thetic to the problems of their stu- 


"We're interested in 
meeting some very high 
standards we've set for 
ourselves ..." 

dents.) Miss Goldsmith is also the 
co-author of three social studies cur- 
ricula and two simulation games, in- 
cluding Making It in School, which 
will be released next month as a 
Vintage paperback. 

As DESCRIBED in the initial pro- 
posal for the program, the institute 
would advocate renewal in educa- 
tion, rather than revolution or reac- 
tion, both of which attempt to deny 
the present: one by rejecting the past, 
and one by retreating into it. Re- 
newal means that the educator learns 
to know and respect his material, the 
present, and works from there. The 
proposal further remarks that "re- 
newal must have in view a new form 
or a new structure which will be de- 
veloped out of the old ... a form 
or structure which is dynamic." 

The stated purpose of the program 
is to help educators keep three prin- 
ciples in balance: 

1. To help the prospective teacher 
to know, understand, and respect 
the educational system for what it 
is; to see what it can and cannot 
do; and to be able to work within 

it without succumbing to it. 

2. To envision the possibilities of 
renewal; the new forms, structures, 
and purposes which can be devel- 
oped out of the existing school 
systems in a continuous, emergent 

3. To regard teaching as a help- 
ing and enabling activity through 
which others can achieve their 

The proposal goes on to say: "It 
is no longer possible to standardize 
the courses of study that a potential 
teacher should pursue — there is too 
much to be known, there is too 
great a variety among the starting 
points of the teachers, and the cir- 
cumstances and settings into which 
the teachers go are too diverse. As a 
consequence, there must be some 
way in which learning can be indi- 
vidualized, or, rather, there must be 
some way in which the individual 
learner, the potential teacher, can 
create and organize his own learning, 
his own curriculum. 

"The fundamental principle of this 
graduate program is that it is the re- 
sponsibility of Newton College of the 

Sacred Heart to provide a supportive 
administrative and social structure 
within which the students can create 
the programs of learning." 

During the course of the initial 
seven-week experience, each student 
will meet twenty-five and a half hours 
per week as a participant in five dif- 
ferent groups. First, as a member of 
the large group, he will attend four 
hours a week of lectures and discus- 
sions dealing with any topic relating 
to the life and purposes of the pro- 
gram. Secondly, the large group will 
be randomly divided into five seminar 
groups which will meet seven and a 
half hours per week to discuss a 
text of epic scope. The text selected 
for 1971 is John Dewey's Democracy 
and Education — it is hoped that the 
study of the text will provide a total 
view of man in the world; as well as 
provide a language in which the life 
of the group and its experience can 
be explained. 

In addition, each student will 
choose a topic and a function group 
at the end of the first week of the 
program. Each group will meet five 
hours per week. The four topic 
groups for 1971 are those of per- 
sonal growth — the emotional growth 


Bringing back the 
relationship between life 
and education. 


of the teacher and his empathy with 
his students' emotional needs; strate- 
gies for learning — developing a stu- 
dent centered curriculum and teach- 
ing basic skills in an open classroom; 
environment for learning — class- 
room organization and design and 
conflicting value systems within the 
classroom; and the school as a sub- 
system and within a larger society — 
social and political structures within 
the school and planning for school 

The function groups will consist 
of elementary teachers, secondary 
teachers, college teachers, counselors, 
and administrators. 

In both topic and function groups, 
students will meet with faculty mem- 
bers to develop their understanding 
in these areas. Each group (com- 
posed of approximately fifteen to 
twenty students and one or two fac- 
ulty members) will create its own 
curriculum, drawing on its own and 
other faculty members to offer for- 
mal courses, experimental programs, 
or consultation; and using these re- 
sources as it sees fit, creating internal 
structures to accommodate varying 

In his topic group the prospective 
teacher will consider his educational 
environment; in the function group 
he will develop the professional skills 
he needs to be effective in that en- 

Finally, each student will spend 
approximately four hours per week 
as a member of an activity group. 
Here the students and faculty com- 
bine on the basis of personal interest 
to further their skills in non-verbal 
means of expression. Participation in 
these groups will be useful and pleas- 
urable, but should also provide the 
opportunity to learn something (e.g., 
sculpture, painting, dance, theatre, 
photography) quite new, and there- 
fore offer an occasion for reflecting 
on the learning process. 



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The graduate education proposal 
continues: "The first component of 
the program aims at preparing the 
student to take full advantage of the 
learning opportunities of the intern- 
ship, the second component. . . . 
The internship is primarily concerned 
with helping the student develop the 
professional skills through which sub- 
ject matter can be made of use to the 
school students. It also affords an op- 
portunity for diagnosis of special dif- 
ficulties, including lack of subject- 
matter mastery." 

The proposal goes on to point out 
that the initial summer experience 
aims to prepare the student to learn 
as much as possible from the intern 
year, and that the intern year itself 
furthers the learning process. Interns 
will meet regularly during the aca- 
demic year among themselves and 
with faculty members; including 
lengthier meetings during vacation 
periods. "As part of the special re- 
lationship with a school system, the 
College will attempt to provide cer- 
tain kinds of assistance to the sys- 
tems, in exchange for which the sys- 
tems will provide some kind of con- 
tinuing assistance to the interns." 

Toward the end of the teaching 
year, a complete diagnosis of each 
intern's performance and problems 
will be made. This diagnosis will 
form a guide to the content of the 
third component. This will basically 
be the initial experience modified so 
that up to thirteen hours per week 
might be devoted to special, indi- 
vidual problems or projects. These 
might range from strengthening sub- 
ject matter to personal therapy. 


In a recent interview, conducted 
just prior to the start of the summer 
program, Miss Goldsmith com- 
mented on the composition of the 
1971 entering group. It includes a 
number of experienced teachers and 
administrators; many of the partici- 

pants hold graduate degrees; nearly 
half of them are men; and their 
median age is in the late twenties. 
Mrs. Eileen Brown, an assistant pro- 
fessor of education in the graduate 
school, calls them "an exciting and 
diversified group of people." Most 

are from the Boston area, though a 
large number are from the Greater 
New York area. Many have moved 
here for the year, and special intern- 
ships have been found for them in 
area schools. 

Miss Goldsmith went on to discuss 


the philosophy and direction of the 
program. "The focus is the partici- 
pant (including students and teach- 
ers) as learner. We plan to provide 
a whole range of experiences, includ- 
ing formal and informal programs. 
. . . The city of Boston will be our 
resource center, and we must learn 
to make use of this area for our own 
learning and for our children's learn- 
ing. . . . We intend to focus directly 
on the problem of school change; we 
want to work with the problem on all 
levels: in terms of the persons in- 
volved, classroom design, the school 
as a whole, and how it relates to the 

"What we are trying to do is to 
organize a program that will speak to 
the needs of the people in the schools 
who are trying to make education a 
different experience than it has been. 
We're not trying to present them with 
a preconceived program that meets 
the College's needs. We have an ex- 
cellent faculty which will provide a 
strong base for the program. 

"What we're trying to do has not 
been done anywhere else — we have 
the advantage of not inheriting a lot 
of institutional programs. We're 
going to try to develop a quality 
program that is useful — we're in- 
terested in meeting some very high 
standards we've set for ourselves." 

Miss Goldsmith concluded: 
"We're not going to be recreating a 
typical education program. Most 
schools of education are dead insti- 
tutions in that they've failed to meet 
the students' needs, and to provide 
the quality of excellence that is de- 
manded if we're going to work with 



Newton students and their fathers 
met for their annual weekend on 
May 1 and 2 this year. Following 
the Saturday afternoon registration 
period, dads and daughters assembled 
for a panel discussion on the college 
environment today, held in the 
Barry Science Pavilion. Fathers were 
feted at a Barat reception, and re- 
joined their daughters for a dinner 
in the Student Union with an address 
by President James J. Whalen. A 
jazz concert and dance in Chapel 
Hall followed. 

Sunday morning activities included 
Mass and brunch, the latter climaxed 
with an address by Mr. Kevin 
O'Donnell, Deputy Director of the 
Peace Corps since January. 

Some 200 fathers and daughters 
attended the weekend functions. 
General chairman was Mr. James P. 
Murray, president of the Fathers' 
Club and father of Frances Mur- 
ray 71. 

Newton's observation of the May 
4-5 Moratorium began with an eve- 
ning Peace Mass celebrated by 
Father Larry Perry, the College 
Chaplain. One hundred and fifty 
students, faculty members, and ad- 
ministrators attended the Mass which 
was held in the Student Union. Ac- 
cording to a student report the tone 
of the Mass was "somber but hope- 
ful, emphasizing the need for re- 
newed determination to end the war 
in Indo-China." 

Also as part of the moratorium 
observations. Dr. Edward F. Hanlon 
and Mr. John F. Flannagan, Jr., as- 
sistant professors of 'nistory, con- 
ducted a teach-in on the history and 
criteria of the American involvement 
in Indo-China. 

According to Mrs. Markey Burke, 
recently retired Director of Admis- 
sions, Newton is one of the few pri- 
vate women's colleges in the country 
to be oversubscribed in its class of 
1975 enrollment — a very unusual 
trend in the light of diminishing in- 
terest nationwide in colleges of this 
type. "We were aiming for a class of 
225," commented Mrs. Burke, "and 
there will be 255 freshmen who will 
attend Newton this fall. And as there 
were only a few transfers out of the 
College this year, we will have more 
than 500 freshmen and sophomores 
on campus in September." Mrs. 
Burke attributed the increased en- 
rollment to four factors : the attrac- 
tion of the Boston area, the "young, 
turned-on people" in the admissions 
office, the burgeoning recruitment 
program, and better use of financial 
aid packages. Apparent results of 
recruitment this year were manifest 
in the high enrollment of public 
school graduates (50% of the total 
enrollment) and in the larger number 
of entering students from the south- 
ern and mid-western parts of the 

Mrs. Burke ran the admissions 
office with two assistants and two 
secretaries this year. All five were 
able to interview students, and both 
assistants did extensive recruitment, 
one with junior college and foreign 
students, and one with high school 

students. "We hope that the resuhs 
of the recruitment program will be- 
come more and more evident in the 
years to come," concluded Mrs. 
Burke. "We wish to become better 
known across the country; and to 
receive more and more applications, 
so that we can continue to be selec- 
tive. With our excellent academic 
programs and a first rate admissions 
staff, we are hopeful that enrollment 
is one problem that this college isn't 
going to have." 

When asked about the admissions 
picture. President James J. Whalen 
commented: "We have been for- 
tunate. But what a great place it 
could be if what the Easterners find 
attractive at Newton could be pro- 
nounced across the land. The Col- 
lege must expand to include several 
hundred more students; our problem 
is not to fear a little growth, but to 
fear that we won't get it." 

Two speakers appeared on the 
Newton campus this spring as part 
of a drive to encourage registration 
and voting on the part of the Col- 
lege's students. Thomas I. Atkins, 
Boston City Councilman and candi- 
date for mayor of Boston, spoke on 
March 30. He described the structure 
of Boston's city government, gave a 
broad outline of his campaign, and 
participated in a 90-minute question 
and answer period. 

On May 4, Steve Nevas of WBZ- 
TV, Channel 4's Political Editor, 
spoke on voter registration, com- 
menting that "it has been established 
beyond any doubt that the 1 8- to 20- 
year-old vote bloc is going to be 

Student Spotlight 

Priscilla Duff '73 of Garden City, 
New York was among 106 students 
who spent their 1971 Easter vacation 
in Nevada, Missouri, helping those 
unable to help themselves. Priscilla 
was one of ten volunteers assigned 
as teachers' aides in an elementary 
school, helping the children on a 
one-to-one basis. The annual pro- 
gram is sponsored by St. Francis 
Academy, a Nevada, Missouri sec- 
ondary school, which invites Eastern 
college students to participate in this 
commendable program. 

Diane Vigneau '72 of Brockton, 
Massachusetts was one of fifty col- 
lege juniors nationwide to be desig- 
nated as an ORINS (Oak Ridge 
Institute of Nuclear Studies) trainee. 
She is currently participating in a ten- 
week program in the Tennessee re- 
search facility. 

The Newton College sailing team, 
under the leadership of Candy Curtin 
'72 of Weston, Massachusetts, beat 
out such teams as RadclifTe, Skid- 
more, Jackson, Wellesley, and Con- 
necticut College to take third place in 
the annual spring regatta of the New 
England Women's Intercollegiate 
Sailing Association in Cambridge 
on May 2. They thus won eligibility 
to race in the women's nationals at 
the Coast Guard Academy in New 
London, and earned a respectable 
fourth place in the June 10-13 races. 

Margo Dinneen '72, of Milton, 
Massachusetts, an American Studies 
major, is one of 400 students from 
across the country who have been 
selected to participate in this year's 
Washington Summer Intern Program. 
She is working for Representative 
Thomas P. O'Neill of Cambridge, 


Listed in Who's Who in American 
Colleges and Universities this year 
were Kathy Brouder of Glastonbury, 
Connecticut; Susan Schruth of 
Greenwich, Connecticut; Jane Hud- 
son of West Hartford, Connecticut; 
Kate Fitzgerald of Holyoke, Massa- 
chusetts; Eva Sereghy of North 
Tarry town, New York; Eileen 
Wiegand of Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania; Laurie Carmody of Wood- 
bury, Connecticut; and Kildeen 
Moore of Garden City, New York. 
Special congratulations are in order 
for Eva Sereghy who received a 
Danforth Fellowship. 

Arts and Crafts 

An exhibit by Newton's first year 
photography students was held at 
the Putnam Art Center in May. It 
included work by Linda Woodford 
'72 of Hamden, Connecticut; Linda 
Wertheim '71 of West Hartford, 
Connecticut; Betsy Power '72 of 
West Granby, Connecticut; Linda 
Aitken '71 of North Miami, Florida; 
Pam Pollino '71 of Acton, Massa- 
chusetts; Gigi Schreiner '72 of Great 
Falls, Virginia; Mary Coveney '73 of 
Needham, Massachusetts; Sue Houli- 
han '73 of East Brookfield, Massa- 
chusetts; and Anne McGuire '72 of 
Fall River, Massachusetts. The ex- 
hibit received a generous mention by 
Jonathan Goell, a Boston Globe 
correspondent, in his May 23 "Photo 
Art" column. Mr. Goell commented: 
"The work ranges from social docu- 
mentary and experimental process 
work to color crystal photography 
and traditional portrait and pictorial 
work. What the show may lack in 
professional polish, it makes up with 
spirit and involvement. The program 
under Allan Barnett encourages stu- 
dents to experiment, seeking any kind 
of imagery that might strike a strong 
personal chord. Thankfully, the em- 
phasis is not commercial." 


Replacements and Additions 

Mrs. Graeme Cole, assistant to 
the president, is a graduate of Bryn 
Mawr, and has done extensive volun- 
teer work for community organiza- 
tions in New York and Boston. She 
is the wife of Jack Cole, WBZ-TV 
(Channel 4, Boston) news commen- 
tator. Mrs. Cole replaces Catey 
HowELLS Long '65, who moved to 
New York City in June with her hus- 
band. Mike recently received his 
M.B.A. from Harvard, and will be 
employed with Brown Brothers, Har- 
riman on Wall Street. 

Miss Dorice Wright, assistant 
academic dean, did her undergrad- 
uate work at Russell Sage College 
and Boston University. She is a 
veteran of two years with the Peace 
Corps in Tanzania, East Africa; and 
received her Master of Arts in Social 
Science from the Antioch-Putney 
Graduate School of Education. She 
has worked as a Community Center 
Administrator in West Virginia, and, 
before coming to Newton, was affili- 
ated with Philadelphia's Parkway 
Program. Miss Wright replaces Miss 
Janis Somerville, who has assumed 
the newly created administrative po- 
sition of director of planning. In this 
position, she will work directly with 
the President in planning for the 
College, the Country Day School, 
and their relationship with the Wash- 
ington Province. In making the ap- 
pointment Dr. Whalen said: "The 
development of an overall program 
for the next five years is essential for 
the healthy growth of the Sacred 
Heart enterprise." 



Miss Carole R. Neri is the new 
director of admissions. She holds a 
B.A. and an M.A. in history from 
Manhattanville; and an M.S. in coun- 
seling from lona College. She has 
had extensive experience teaching 
and counseling in Sacred Heart 
schools, and, before coming to New- 
ton, was employed in the personnel 
office of the First National City Bank 
in New York City. She replaces Mrs. 
Markey Burke, who will assume the 
part-time position of director of 
career counseling this fall. (Mrs. 
Burke and her husband, Tom, are 
the new parents of Thomas Burke, 
Jr., born this past spring.) Miss Joan 
Norton, formerly director of career 
counseling and financial aid coun- 
selor, will now be free to devote 
more time to the rapidly expanding 
requirements of the latter position. 

Mr. R. James Henderson has 
had his vice-presidency expanded to 
include the supervision of the College 
development program, as well as its 
business and financial affairs. Sister 
Claire Kondolf, former director of 
development, will assume the posi- 
tion of director of alumnae affairs. 

Brief Introductions 

Reverend Robert Braunreu- 
THER, new College Chaplain, was 
ordained a Jesuit in 1965 at Weston 
(Mass.) College. He holds a B.A. 
from Boston College, an M.A. in 
Counseling from Fairfield University, 
and an M.A. in religion and person- 
ality from the University of Chicago 
Divinity School. He is a Ph.D. can- 
didate at the latter institution. Father 
Braunreuther has done extensive 
counseling and group dynamics work, 
and given numerous retreats in nine 

Mrs. Eileen Brown, an assistant 
professor of education in the grad- 
uate program, is a graduate of Im- 
maculata College, and holds a Mas- 
ter's of Education from Harvard. 

Mr. Christian J. Donahue, an 
assistant professor of economics, re- 
ceived his B.A. from Stonehill Col- 
lege and an M.A. from Boston Uni- 
versity. He is a Ph.D. candidate at 
the latter institution, where he has 
been a teaching fellow for two years. 

Mr. Robert Engler, an instruc- 
tor in sociology, holds a B.A. in his- 
tory and an M.A. in theology from 
Notre Dame, and received a Master's 
of City Planning from M.I.T. in 
June. He was one of Newton's resi- 
dence hall directors last year and will 
continue in that position during 

Mrs. Elizabeth Evans, an in- 
structor in English, holds a B.A. 
from Dunelm, a division of Durham 
University in Great Britain, and an 
M.A. from London University. 

Mrs. Antoinette Frederick, an 
instructor in English, is a graduate 

of Wellesley College, and received 
her M.A. from the University of 

Miss Maria Fuster is returning to 
Newton as an assistant professor of 
Spanish. She holds an M.A. from 
the University of Madrid, and served 
on the Newton faculty from 1964-69. 

Miss Joan Goldsmith, chairman 
of the newly formed graduate pro- 
gram and an assistant professor of 
education, received her B.A. in sec- 
ondary education in social studies 
from Antioch College, and an M.A. 
in social science from the University 
of Chicago. Prior to coming to New- 
ton she served as the assistant direc- 
tor of the M.A.T. Program at Har- 
vard for two years. 

Mrs. Alison Baker Huey, an as- 
sistant professor of history, graduated 
from Bryn Mawr in modern Euro- 
pean history, and is a Ph.D. candi- 
date at the George Washington Uni- 
versity Institute for Sino-Soviet Stud- 
ies. She served in the Far East as a 
Foreign Service Officer for two years 
with the U.S. I. A., spent three years 
in Hong Kong and Taiwan doing in- 
tensive Chinese language and area 
studies; and, before coming to New- 
ton, was in charge of the East Asian 
Research Center Library at Harvard. 

Mrs. Maxine Kumin, a lecturer 
in English, holds a B.A. and an M.A. 
from Radcliffe, and has authored six 
books, including three novels; one of 
which. The Abduction, will be re- 
leased this fall. She served on the 
faculty at Tufts University for six 
years; and for four years was a con- 
sultant to the Board of Co-ordinated 
Educational Services in Nassau 
County, New York. 


Dr. Richard H. Miller, an asso- 
ciate professor of American history, 
holds a B.S. and an M.A. from Ford- 
ham, and received his Ph.D. in his- 
tory from Georgetown in June. He 
has been a faculty member at 
Georgetown, Hunter College, and 
New York University; served as as- 
sistant dean in the School of Foreign 
Service at Georgetown; acted as an 
American history consultant for the 
U.S.I.A., and is the author of four 
books in American history. 

Dr. Phyllis G. Oram, an asso- 
ciate professor of psychology, re- 
ceived her B.A. in social science 
from Bard College, and her M.A. 
and Ph.D. in psychology from Bos- 
ton University. She spent four years 
on the faculty at Boston University, 
including three years as an assistant 
research professor of psychiatry at 
the Boston University School of 

Mr. John Philibert, an assistant 
professor of art, is an alumnus of the 
Catholic University of America. He 
has served as an instructor at the 
Smithsonian Institution, the Univer- 
sity of Massachusetts, and the Uni- 
versity of Maryland in filmmaking 
and still photography; has produced 
and directed many films, including 
films and photographs for the Jesuit 
Mission Bureau and the Anchorage 
Daily Times during two years as a 
teacher at an Eskimo village school 
in Alaska; and has had his photo- 
graphs published in a number of 

Mrs. Najma Risvi, an instructor 
in history, received her B.A. and 
M.A. from the University of Dacca; 
an M.A. in geography from the Uni- 
versity of Florida; and an M.A. from 

the University of Denver in anthro- 

Mr. Sherman Roddy, an assistant 
professor of history and the assistant 
co-ordinator of the Study of World 
Cultures Program, received his B.A. 
from Wheaton College in Illinois and 
his B.D. from the Eastern Baptist 
Seminary. He is a Ph.D. candidate at 
the University of Pennsylvania, 
where he received his M.A. 

Dr. Judith Blake Schaefer, an 
associate professor of psychology, 
received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. 
from the University of Chicago; and 
has served on the faculties of Newton 
Junior College and Boston Uni- 

Mr. William J. Schickel, an in- 
structor in economics, received his 
B.A. from Notre Dame, and his 
Ph.D. from Boston College. 

Mr. Ray H. Shepard, an assistant 
professor of education, is a graduate 
of the University of Nebraska. He re- 
ceived an M.A.T. in English from 
Harvard, and is a candidate for an 
Ed.D. at Harvard. He has served on 
the faculties of the University of 
Nebraska and Brandeis University; 
and is the author of a children's 
book, and a number of articles and 
teaching guides. 

Mr. George M. Williams, Jr., 
an assistant professor of religion, 
holds a B.A. from Grand Canyon 
College, and a B.D. from Southern 
Baptist Theological Seminary. He 
spent a year studying at the Baptist 
Theological Seminary in Switzerland, 
and is a Ph.D. candidate at the Uni- 
versity of Iowa in the history of 
religions, with emphasis on religion 
in modern India. 

Newsmakers Here 

Mr. John Bremer, academic 
dean, was the concluding speaker at 
the annual meeting of the New Eng- 
land School Development Council 
school board conference. The day- 
long meeting was held at the Shera- 
ton-Boston Hotel on April 15, and 
was attended by over 200 educators. 

Sister Aileen Cohalan, lecturer 
in music, took over the role of 
Nanny in the 1971 Pulitzer Prize- 
winning comedy, Marigolds, at Cam- 
bridge's New Theatre in mid-June. 
She will continue in the role until 
Labor Day. 

Sister Margaret Gorman, pro- 
fessor of psychology, and director 
of the division of social sciences and 
religion, addressed an all-day con- 
ference for clergy and youth held on 
April 29. The conference, entitled 
"Meeting Youth in the '70's" was 
held at the Metropolitan State Hos- 
pital in Waltham. 


Mr. T. Vincent Learson, a 
member of Newton's Board of Trus- 
tees and co-chairman of its Associates 
Program, succeeded Thomas J. Wat- 
son, Jr. as chairman of the board 
and chief executive officer of IBM 
on June 29. Congratulations! 

Mr. Vincent J. Solomita, assist- 
ant professor of art, has had several 
of his architectural accomplishments 
featured in recent publications. The 
Solomita and Palermo designs fea- 
tured included Weston Priory in 
Weston, Vermont, appearing in the 
November 1970 issue of Liturgical 
Arts; and St. Martin of Tours Church 
in Millinocket, Maine, in a four-page 
spread in the May 1971 issue of 
New England A rchitect. 

. . . and There 

Mr. Ronald C. Brinn, director 
of college development and public 
relations at Newton from 1964-1970, 
recently resigned from his post as 

Mr. T. Vincent Learson of Newton's 
Board of Trustees (center) and Presi- 
dent James J. Whalen (right) enjoy a 
light moment in front of Barat's 
wrought-iron front door. 





vice president for development and 
public relations at Salve Regina 
College in Newport to become public 
relations manager at Logan Interna- 
tional Airport in Boston. 

Dr. Anthony Pinciaro, former 
assistant professor of chemistry, re- 
ceived his Ph.D. in June from Ford- 
ham. Dr. Pinciaro is an associate 
professor of chemistry and chairman 
of that department at Sacred Heart 
University in Bridgeport, Connecti- 

Making the Rounds 
with J.J.W. 

June — Dr. Whalen delivered the 
commencement address at his alma 
mater, Lancaster Catholic High 
School in Pennsylvania. 

June — Dr. and Mrs. Whalen were 
guests of honor at an alumnae party 
in Darien, Connecticut at the home 
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Patten, 
Jr. (Susan Roy '64). 

July — Dr. Whalen travelled to New 
York City and Pittsburgh on de- 
velopment business. 

July and August — While vacationing 
in Europe, Dr. Whalen spent four 
days with the staff at the Mother 
House of the Society of the Sacred 
Heart in Rome. Dr. and Mrs. 
Whalen also visited Sacred Heart 
schools and houses in Italy and 

August — Dr. Whalen travelled to 
Washington, D.C. and Chicago to 
meet with alumnae and friends of 
the College to stimulate their interest 
in, and support of, Newton. 




Jane Slade Connelly '56 is the 
founder of Birthright in Washington, 
D.C., a volunteer organization offer- 
ing an abortion alternative to women 
with unwanted pregnancies via its 
telephone "hot line." Jane, her hus- 
band, a psychiatric caseworker, and 
a priest founded the group in Febru- 
ary, patterning it after one founded 
in Canada two years ago. 

Jean Walsh '62 is a media buyer 
for Erwin-Wasey in Los Angeles. In 
addition, she and a friend have 
started a small business which han- 
dles a range of tasks from interior 
decoration to sales promotion. Jean 
was in charge of a program for Sen- 
ator George Murphy's final campaign 
rally at which she was involved in 
gathering stars of stage and screen to 
appear; and is to be congratulated for 
having been named an "Outstanding 
Young Woman of the Year" last fall. 

Barbara Schroetter Speck '62 
is advertising manager of the Toronto 
Citizen, and has been very active in 
municipal and provincial politics for 
the past three years. She helped 
found two ratepayer associations, 
with city-wide and metropolitan-wide 
membership. She is also an executive 
of the metro-wide association, a 
delegate to the city-wide association, 
and on the board of directors of the 
local association. 

Kathy McHale Mulherin '63 is 
in the process of writing a book, 
mostly autobiographical, about her 
days at Eden Hall and Newton and 
her experiences in the radical left 
afterwards. Doubleday is the pub- 
lisher, and she expects it to be out 
this fall or winter. She is also active 
in the Women's Lib Movement, help- 
ing to publish a San Francisco-based 
newspaper called The Woman's Page. 

Cathy Urban Morris '64 has 
worked for Associated Press in New 

York and United Press International 
in Washington, and is presently 
working for the Washington Star. 
She writes under the name "Bailey 
Urban Morris," covering regulatory 
agencies as well as economic and 
financial developments. She is active 
in the Press Club and is also setting 
up a junior board of the Washington 
National Symphony, with plans to 
present music education programs in 
the area schools. 

Judy Dow '68 is a graduate stu- 
dent at M.I.T. and is employed with 
Sylvania in Danvers, Mass. as a 
chemical engineer. She holds a patent 
on "English Glass" and has authored 
numerous scientific papers. 

Class Notes 

Mrs. William J. Porell 
(Alice Reardon) 
13 Everett Avenue 
Winchester, Mass. 01890 

Mary McManus Frechette travelled 
with her husband to Switzerland, France, 


and England last fall. . . . Kate 
Doyle has been appointed an officer of 
the Garden City Trust Company, where 
she has been employed since 1965. Kate 
and her sister Anne have become ski 
enthusiasts. . . . Some news of our 
fast-growing offspring: Dolly Conlon 
Abely's son is a freshman at Boston 
College. . . . Mary LaBonte White's 
daughter is attending Noroton. . . . 
Mary King Supple reports that her 
oldest son, Edward, has been elected 
chairman of the Parish Youth Commis- 
sion in Needham. . . . Mary Kyne 
Maze brought her daughter to the fall 
reunion to visit Newton. Although they 
are presently in Washington, the Mazes 
expect to be living outside of the coun- 
try by the time their daughter graduates 
and is ready for college. . . . Anne 
Devereux, who has spent a great deal 
of time abroad, studying and doing re- 
search for her doctorate, returned to 
the quiet, academic atmosphere of New- 
ton College to complete her treatise on 
Karl Rahner. 


Mrs. William J. Porell 
(Alice Reardon) 
13 Everett Avenue 
Winchester, Mass. 01890 

This is the big year for Newton's second 
class! We hope to have a large percent- 
age attending the reunion in the fall, 
and we'll catch up on some long-awaited 
news. . . . We know that Kathy Scan- 
LON Clinton has moved to Connecti- 
cut, but we're not sure where. Let us 
hear from you, Kathy. 

Mrs. William J. Porell 
(Alice Reardon) 
13 Everett Avenue 
Winchester, Mass. 01890 

Jane Welch Cronin reports that her 
son is attending Lawrence Academy in 
Groton, Mass. During the winter the 
Cronins spent a ski weekend with Rita 
O'Connell Donahue and family at 
Sugar Hill in Cannon Mountain. . . . 
Carol Kilby Crowley and Alice 
Reardon Porell and their families 
also met for a long ski weekend at 
Stratton Mountain. Sean Crowley is an 
outstanding little skier, and is on the ski 
team at Stratton. . . . Since there is 
no more news, perhaps it would be op- 
portune to make a brief but urgent plea 
to all three of Newton's first classes for 
the Annual Giving Fund. Remember 
that what is important is not so much 
the amount given as the response from 
each class. Our aim is 100%. Let's sup- 
port Newton this year! 

Mrs. Emlyn V. Mitchell 
(Pat LeClaire) 
61 Beechwood Road 
Wellesley, Mass. 02181 

Anne Fulton Cote, mother of four, 
has recently taken up yoga. She reports 
on several classmates: Mary Glennon 

Baylies is now living in Winchester, 
Mass. . . . Nancy Hurley Quinn, 
also in Winchester, has six children. 
. . . Sister Mary (Katherine Well- 
ing) is stationed in Kenya, although 
she was able to return for a visit to her 
family this past year. . . . Dorothy 
DiENHART RoTOLo is active in the Cur- 
cillo Movement in the Cleveland area. 
She recently visited with Nancy Dolan 
Williamson in Washington. . . . Sarah 
Lee Whelan McSweeney is living in 
Westboro, Mass., nearby to Holy 
Cross where her husband teaches in the 
biology department. They are the par- 
ents of two boys and two girls. 


Mrs. Emlyn V. Mitchell 
(Pat LeClaire) 
61 Beechwood Road 
Wellesley, Mass. 02181 


Mrs. Emlyn V. Mitchell 
(Pat LeClaire) 
61 Beechwood Road 
Wellesley, Mass. 02181 

Our reunion scrapbook is now making 
its rounds to those who contributed to 
it and weren't in the Boston area for the 
15th reunion. We hope it returns to 
Francie Johnston I3iebboll in time 
to redo it for the 20th. . . . Winnie 
Weber Hicks and Ed vacationed in 
Nassau in March. . . . Babe Cortelli 
Sheehan and Gerry took their eight 
children with them on a two-week tour 
of Ireland in April. . . . Carol Mor- 
gan Doyle and Ann Sperry McGrath 
held a mini-reunion at Ann's home in 
April, which was attended by most of 
the New York area members of the 
class. . . . Just for curiosity, an esti- 
mate of '55 offspring was made, to ar- 
rive at a total of 131 from 45 members 
( 10 of whom have no children) ! 


Miss Joan J. Hanlon 
5 Felton Court 
Saugus, Mass. 01906 

Jane Slade Connelly is the founder 
of Birthright in Washington, D.C., a 
volunteer organization offering an abor- 
tion alternative to women with un- 
wanted pregnancies via its telephone 
"hot line." Jane, her husband, a psy- 
chiatric caseworker, and a priest founded 
the group in February, patterning it 
after one founded in Canada two years 


Miss Joan J. Hanlon 
5 Felton Court 
Saugus, Mass. 01906 

"Newton Night at the Pops" had a great 
showing from the class of 1957. Dining 
at Amalfi's before the Pops were: Carol 
Ann Burke Sheehan and John, Lu- 
cille Saccone Giovino and Frank, 
Connie Weldon LeMaitre and George, 
Margie Lee McLaughlin and Bob, 
Cathy Connolly Beatty and Paul, 
Vinnie Murray Burns and Vin, Joan 
Hanlon, and Nancy Bowdring. . . . 
Nancy Bowdring recently spent two 

months in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, 
Ethiopia, the Union of South Africa, 
and Rhodesia; then on to Italy and 
home via ship. Nancy, who has also 
ridden a camel and an elephant, rode an 
ostrich while in Africa. . . . Cathy 
Connolly Beatty gave a concert in 
Sudbury, Mass. recently. . . . Margy 
Craig Sheehy and John, a lawyer, are 
living in San Francisco where Margy is 
directress of the Marin Montessori 
School. She keeps busy skiing and sew- 
ing, and is a member of the Muscular 
Dystrophy Auxiliary and the Montes- 
sori Teachers' Association. . . . Elaine 
CoNLEY Banahan, who lives outside of 
Dublin, travelled to the United States 
just after Christmas with her four chil- 
dren and her mother-in-law. She stopped 
at Newton, visited with Connie Wel- 
don LeMaitre and George in Andover, 
Mass., and stayed with her parents in 
Padagonia, Arizona. It was Elaine's 
first trip to the United States in five 
years. . . . Ann Labadie Sullivan 
and Tom, a sales manager for Crown 
Zellerbach, were transferred from New 
Orleans to Columbus, Ohio two years 
ago. They are the parents of Kevin, 10, 
Patrick, 8, Michael, 7, Sean, 5, and 
Brighid, 1. 


Mrs. Bernard J. Dwyer 
(Rosemary Stuart) 
511 V.F.W. Parkway 
Chestnut Hill, Mass. 02167 

Jo Kirk Cleary's husband was recently 
named coach of the Harvard hockey 
team. Billy has served as coach of the 
freshman team for several years. . . . 
Peggy Keane Mehm recently obtained 
her real estate broker's license. . . . 
Maureen O'Donnell Kent and Billy, 
Jr. spend their time in Greenwich, Con- 
necticut, but Big Billy is frequently on 
the road for the Harvey Aluminum 
Company. . . . Judy Carey Zesiger, 
Albert, Carey, and Nicola have moved 
to 1 125 Fifth Avenue in New York 
City. . . . Here it is at last, an A.P.B. 

for the whereabout and the what abouts 
of these classmates: Boots Brown 
VoLK, Ann Clausmeyer, Marie Cun- 
ningham, Midge Day Cuzzone, Mary 
Denman O'Shea, Nancy Eddy Samek, 
Ann Figge Brawley, Ursula Gahan 
Boyle, Ann Gaynor, Kate Glutting 
Arcand, Gengean Keating Riley, 
Mary Keating McKell, Sue Law- 

Kate McCann Benson, Gail McDon- 
ough Sullivan, Mary Ann Morley 
Bernhard, Bunny Phelan Pfirrmann, 
Agnes Podolinsky, Ann Power, 
Leonor Salcedo Barreto, Mitzie 
Shaghalian Pemberton, Carol 
Vaughan Landon, and Kate Welch. 
Won't you all please break the thirteen- 
year silence before the next issue goes 
to press? 


Mrs. William J. Casey 
(Maryjane Mulvanity) 
28 Briarwood Drive 
Taunton, Mass. 02780 

Janet Chute is now employed as fash- 
ion director for Priscilla of Boston. Her 
job entails extensive travel throughout 
the U.S., running fashion shows to pro- 
mote Priscilla's lines. . . . Maureen 
White Mercier is the busy mother of 
five and president of the Detroit Alum- 
nae Club of Newton. Peter is an in- 
dustrial realtor in his own firm, P. J. 
Mercier and Co. . . . Sue Sughrue 
Carrington, a Ph.D. candidate in phi- 
losophy at Fordham, is the mother of 
Kate, 2, and Bill, 1. She is an active 
member of the Rochester Association of 
Catholic Laymen, attempting to de- 
velop a marriage enrichment program 
through the Commission on Family 
Life. . . . Katie Buehler Anderson 
is a member of the Baldwin (N.Y.) 
Democratic Club, president of the 
V.F.W. Ladies' Auxiliary, and a par- 
ticipant in two bowling leagues. Her 
son Larry, 1 V2 , and numerous pet ani- 
mals keep her busy at home. . . . Julia 
Lamy has obtained her graduate cer- 


tificate in occupational therapy, and is 
now studying for her M.A. in special 
education at St. Louis University. She 
is employed as chief occupational thera- 
pist at Cardinal Glennon Hospital for 
Children in St. Louis. She also finds 
time to be a foster mother and to be ac- 
tive in the Junior League. . . . Kath- 
leen Kingston Lawlor is a weekly 
CCD. teacher, a member of the Milton 
(Mass.) League of Women Voters, and 
a tennis and harp student. She is also a 
member of the board of directors of 
the Eire Society of Boston and the 
Georgian Society. This past spring she 
served as chairman of the annual dance 
of the Irish University Graduates Asso- 
ciation of Boston. . . . Janet Chartier 
O'Hanley is active in the P.T.A. and 
Girl Scouts and is a member of a newly 
formed chapter to help with parents 
whose children have been victims of 
sudden death in infancy (Janet and 
Alex lost a baby seven years ago). Alex 
will complete his psychiatric residence 
at the Massachusetts Mental Health 
Center this fall. 


Miss Julie A. O'Neill 

59 Mystic Street 

West Medford, Mass. 02155 

Sheila Donovan Di Sabatino and Ar- 
thur, an attorney, are the parents of two 
sons: David, 5, and Steve, 4. Sheila, 
who was an elementary school teacher 
after graduation, is tutoring in a paro- 
chial school. . . . Mary Egan also 
taught after graduation, and then went 
on to earn her law degree from Boston 
College. She lives in Springfield, Mass., 
where she is a practicing attorney with 
her father's law firm. . . . Joan Mc- 
Auley Foster is the mother of three: 
Elizabeth, 11, John, 10, and Lynn, 9. 
She and John, a stockbroker, live in 

Perrysburg, Ohio, where Joan is a mem- 
ber of the Junior league and the Moth- 
ers' Club. . . . Peggy Massman Free- 
man and Bud have four boys: Bud, Jr., 

7, Laurence, 6, Tommy, 5, and Paul, 
1 V2 . After graduation Peggy taught 
fourth grade. She met Bud, a branch 
manager of Olivetti Underwood Cor- 
poration, during the spring of 1961, 
and they were married that fall. They 
now live in Kansas where she is a 
member of the Junior League, partici- 
pates in the CCD. program, and is on 
the board of a Montessori school. . . . 
Norah McGinity Frei, who taught 
fifth grade after graduation, is now the 
mother of five: Norah, 8, Donald, 7, 
Monica, 5, Nicole, 4, and Michele, IV2. 
She and Don, a patent attorney, were 
married in 1961. They recently returned 
to their home in Terrance Park, Ohio 
from a family reunion trip to Ireland, 
Scotland, and England. Norah's interests 
include the Cincinnati Symphony com- 
mittee and the La Leche League. . . . 
Pat Engel Gallager worked as an 
assistant to a textile converter. She now 
lives in Short Hills, New Jersey with her 
husband Robert and Liese, 9, Martha, 

8, and Paula, 7. Pat's activities include 
the Junior League, Brownies, and the 
Symphony. . . . Moira Donnelly 
Gault was employed as a social worker 
for two years after graduation. She and 
her husband Barry, a psychiatrist, spent 
two years at Fort Knox with the Army, 
and are presently living in West New- 
ton, Mass. with M.J., 8, Lisa, IVi, and 
Bill, IV2. . . . Martha Miele Har- 
rington met her husband Gerald at 
I.B.M., where she was employed as a 
market research assistant, and he as a 
regional manager. They and their two 
sons, Gerald, Jr., 8, and Brian, 2, live 

in Bronxville, New York. Martha con- 
tinues to do market research on a part- 
time basis. . . . Mary Harrington has 
taken graduate courses at Boston Uni- 
versity while working as a systems engi- 
neer for I.B.M. She has also travelled 
to Hawaii, the Caribbean, and Europe. 
. . . Sally O'Connell Healy worked 
as a copy editor at Harcourt-Brace in 
New York City after graduation. In 
1963 she married L.C.D.R. Kevin 
Healy, U.S. Navy, whom she met at a 

Quonset Hut mixer. Kevin is office chief 
of operations in the Manpower Divi- 
sion. They now live in Springfield, Vir- 
ginia with Katherine, 6, Mary Jane, 5, 
and Kevin, 2; in the past year they have 
also lived in Newport, Rhode Island, 
and Charleston, South Carolina. Be- 
sides belonging to various naval wives' 
associations, Sally continues to do free- 
lance editing for Harcourt-Brace at 
home. . . . Rosemary Roche Hobson 
has taught in schools in Bridgeport, 
Connecticut; and Cumberland and Cov- 
entry, Rhode Island; and worked toward 
her M.A. at Rhode Island College. She 
now lives in Coventry with her husband, 
employed by Travelers Insurance Com- 
pany, and their two children: Thomas, 
5, and Andrew, 3. Rosemary's interests 
include CCD. and FISH, a volunteer 
social action group. . . . Brenda Hor- 
RiGAN KowALSKi and Henry, the city- 
wide director of industrial arts in Brock- 
ton, Mass., were married in 1959. They 
now live in Weymouth, Mass., and are 
the parents of David, 10, Mark, 8, 
Matthew, 6, and Daniel, 3. Brenda's 
activities include Cub Scouts and vol- 
unteer work at the South Shore Hos- 
pital. . . . Chris Cortellessa Leahy 
was an elementary school teacher before 
her marriage to Bob in 1961. She is 
now an executive assistant for Applied 
Color Systems, Inc., her husband's new 
company, which deals with instrumen- 
tal and computerized measurement of 
color in paints, textiles, etc. The Leahys, 
who are the parents of Robert, Jr., 8, 
Michael, 7, Christine, 6, and Elizabeth, 
IV2, live in Princeton, New Jersey. Their 
oldest daughter is at the Stuart Country 
Day School where Mother Wheeler is 
head of the religious. Chris is active in 
the League of Women Voters, the P.T.A., 
and the Stuart Mothers' Club. 



Mrs. Robert M. Donahue 
(Julie Halleran) 
226 Dudley Street 
Brookline, Mass. 02146 

Ruth O'Neil Kenney and Paul adopted 
a son, Sean Michael, this past winter. 
. . . Missy Clancy Rudman is teach- 
ing second grade CCD. with Gingie 
Donahue '68. . . . Julie Fazakerly 
GiLHEANY is studying for her doctorate 
in history. . . . Paula Keane Teeling 
and her husband have recently returned 
from a trip to Paris. . . . Dianne 
ScHONLAND SiMS is sub-tcaching now 
that her son Christopher, 6, is in school. 
. . . Sallie-Ann Dow Casey is the 
mother of three girls. Her husband 
Frank has recently been named vice- 
president and partner of Clayton Se- 


Mrs. Kenneth J. Keyes 
(Mary Ann Brennan) 
37 Wall Street 
Wellesley, Mass. 02181 

After spending eight years in Fiji as an 
elementary school teacher, Sister Mary 
Francesco, S.M.S.M. (Mary Abel) 
has returned to the Boston area, and is 
studying for a master's in biblical studies 
at the Andover-Newton Theological 
School. . . . Joanna Bertsch Yaukey 
has recently moved to Darien, Connect- 
icut with her husband John and Kristin 
Anne, 2. Joanna is a local distributor 
for Bestline Cleaning products, and en- 
joys skiing, sailing, bridge, and tennis. 
. . . Jean Walsh moved last year from 
Manhattan to Los Angeles where she is 
a media buyer for Erwin-Wasey. In ad- 
dition, she and a friend have started a 
small business which handles a range of 
tasks from interior decoration to sales 
promotion. Jean was in charge of a pro- 

gram for Senator George Murphy's fi- 
nal campaign rally at which she was 
involved in gathering stars of stage and 
screen to appear. She is also active in 
fund-raising for the Republican party 
state-wide and nationally. Jean is to be 
congratulated for having been named 
an "Outstanding Young Woman of the 
Year" last fall. . . . Anne Morgan 
O'Connor, Jim, and Christopher, 2, 
are now living in Wellesley, Mass. 
where Anne is involved with the Welles- 
ley Junior Circle of the Florence Crit- 
tendon League. Jim is a graduate of 
B.C. and the Swiss School of Econom- 
ics. . . . Dale Mullarkey Llewel- 
lyn and Dave are the parents of Amy, 
8, Beth, 7, and Mark, 5. They are liv- 
ing in Wilton, Connecticut, and Dave 
commutes to General Foods in White 
Plains. Dale is on the board of directors 
of the Wilton Community School and 
is the chairman of the parish Newcom- 
ers' Welcome Committee. . . . Also 
living in Wilton are Marty Pallotta 
Llewellyn and Jack, who is vice- 
president of the Morton division of the 
ITT Continental Baking Company. 
They have three children: Missy, 7, 
John, 5, and Bobby, 4. . . . Mary Jane 
Brady Carmola, her physician-hus- 
band, and Kateri, SVi, John, AVz, and 
Amy, 3, are living in Goose Bay, Lab- 
rador. Mary Jane is thoroughly enjoy- 
ing their leisure life of camping, cycling, 
and cross-country skiing. She takes time 
out from her busy day with the chil- 
dren for silk-screening, learning to play 
the guitar, and working in a coffee 
house apostolate center. . . . Peggy 
Brennan Picotte and John are living 
in Delmar, New York where John is in 
the real estate business. They have three 
children: Margaret, 6V2, John, Jr., 5, 
and Brooke Ann, 2. . . . Sue Wall 
Harris, John, Wendy, 5, and Christo- 
pher, 3, are living in Dayton, Ohio 
where Sue is a member of the Junior 
League and is chairman of their art gal- 
lery project at the Living Arts Center. 
Her latest venture was painting over 
seventy wooden purses for a charity 
boutique. She also spends a great deal 
of her free time making clothes for her 
children and golfing. . . . Sue Mul- 
vanity Donlan, Mike, Maura, 5, and 

Michael, 1, are living in West Roxbury, 
Mass. Sue has been active in various 
political campaigns, and worked at the 
state democratic convention. . . . Bar- 
bara ScHROETTER Speck, Paul, Paul, 
Jr., 4'/2, and Matthew, IV2, are living 
in Toronto. Barbara, who is advertising 
manager of the Toronto Citizen, has 
been very active in municipal and pro- 
vincial politics for the past three years. 
She helped found two ratepayer asso- 
ciations, with city-wide and metropol- 
itan-wide membership. She is also an 
executive of the metro-wide association, 
a delegate to the city-wide association, 
and on the board of directors of the 
local association. Until July, 1970, Bar- 
bara was a free-lance book editor. . . . 
Penny Whelan Kirk, Jack, John, 6V2, 
Peter, 5, Timmy, 3, and infant Andrew 
are now living in Weston, Mass. Aside 
from a skiing trip with their older sons 
a year ago and a family excursion to 
the wilds of Maine, Penny's most con- 
suming hobby this past year has been 
the planning and building of a house 
designed by her father. Penny is half 
way through a master's in early child- 
hood education at B.C., and worked 
for the congressional campaign of Father 
Drinan last year. . . . Helen Har- 
rington Gray, John, John, Jr., 3, and 
Terence, 1 , live in Jackson Heights 
where John, Sr. is a financial planner. 
They vacationed last year in Bermuda, 
Antigua, and Prince Edward Island. 


Mrs. William A. Ferson 
(Mary Jane Becherer) 
23 Windsor Street 
Chelmsford, Mass. 01824 

Maureen Kane Allman and Marion 
Kelly Daley are taking ballet lessons. 
. . . Judy Brill Callahan and B.J. 
have bought a house in North Belling- 
ham, Mass. . . . Dotty Daly spent 
her February vacation on the slopes of 
Sugarbush and several subsequent week- 
ends at Waterville Valley. (A well- 
timed broken toe had healed just as the 


first flakes fell.) . . . Judy DeMarco 
has travelled to Europe and Southern 
California this past year. . . . Sue 
Gauthier Milot is conservation chair- 
man of the Village Garden Club in An- 
dover, Mass., and a member of the 
League of Women Voters and the New- 
comers' Club. . . . Kathy McHale 
MuLHERiN writes from San Francisco 
that she is in the process of writing a 
book, mostly autobiographical, about 
her days at Eden Hall and Newton and 
her experiences in the radical left after- 
wards. Doubleday is the publisher, and 
she expects it to be out this fall or win- 
ter. She is also active in the Women's 
Lib Movement, helping to publish a 
newspaper called The Woman's Page. 
. . . Stephanie Hamberger Pashick 
recently received her M.A. from Mont- 
clair State College. . . . Marcia Ma- 
honey PiNKHAM, Art, Keri, Tyrone, 
and Todd are now living in Dover, 
Mass. after six years in Iran, Argen- 
tina, and Ethiopia, where Art managed 
satellite tracking stations for the Smith- 
sonian Institute. . . . Alicia Sullivan 
Quirk and Ken live in Warwick, Rhode 
Island, where Kevin attends kindergar- 
ten and Michael, nursery school. . . . 
Margie Reiley is studying for her Ph.D. 
at Catholic University and is a part- 
time teacher of high school religion. 
... Meg Finegan Schmid writes from 
Pennsylvania that she is busy with her 
two children: Edward III (Teddy), 4, 
and Margaret Elise, 1. She is also the 
organist for the men's choir in her par- 
ish. . . . Joan Engel Sundstrom and 
Carl are very busy with their three chil- 
dren and many community activities 
in Chelmsford, Mass. . . . Pat O'Leary 
Sullivan and John are now living in 
St. Louis with John Warren, 4, and 
Mark Andrew, 3. John has returned to 
civilian life from his stint in the U.S. 
Army Medical Corps, and is beginning 
his residency in neurology at Barnes 
Hospital (Washington University School 
of Medicine). . . . Marie Craigin 
Wilson, Bob, and their two sons are 
living in Ohio. She is president of the 
Indian Hills Childhood Conservation 
League, secretary-treasurer of the Fly- 
ing Scot Fleet 37 at Hoover Yacht Club, 
and publicity director of the Hoover 

Yacht Club. She and Bob and two other 
couples sailed a 41 -foot boat to the Vir- 
gin Islands last February. 


Mrs. John P. Birmingham, Jr. 

(Karen Murphy) 

8 Hillside Road 

Wellesley Hills, Mass. 02181 

MiMi Maine Carroll and Pat are liv- 
ing in Parker, Colorado with Pamela, 6, 
Susan, 5, and Margaret, 3. Pat is an 
airline pilot and land developer con- 
tractor — he and Mimi build a house, 
live in it a few months, sell it, and start 
again. Mimi and a neighbor have also 
begun a private kindergarten and pre- 
school. They run the business and do 
everything but teach. . . . Jennifer 
Kilbourn Kramer and Mark are living 
in New York City where Jennifer is 
teaching at Cathedral High School, and 
Mark is employed with CBS News. 
. . . Lynne Dignum Sisk and John are 
living in Menando, New York — he is a 
Ph.D. candidate at S.U.N.Y. Lynne 
received an M.S. in Education from 
Siena College in 1968 and is now a kin- 
dergarten teacher. . . . Katy Withers 
HiGGiNS, John, and Justin, 1, moved to 
Washington, D.C. in September when 
John accepted a position with McGraw- 
Hill's World News Bureau. . . . Carol 
Odenbach McCarthy and Jim have 
bought a new home in Fairport, New 
York, just outside of Rochester. . . . 
Paula Mullaney Murray, Donald, 
their three children and their St. Bernard 
have returned from a three-year stay 
in Geneva, Switzerland, and are now 
living in Scottsdale, Arizona. . . . Mau- 
reen Leahy Davis, Bob, and Bob, Jr., 
1, have moved from Braintree, Mass. to 
Port Jefferson, Long Island where Bob 
will be service manager for Mercedes 
Benz in the New York area. . . . Sue 
Bellanca Walsh and Jack recently 
moved from Rochester, N.Y. to Ocean- 
side, California. Jack is now in the 
Navy and presently stationed at Camp 
Pendleton. Sue is a home-tutor for both 

elementary school children and a Mexi- 
can-American adult. . . . Brenda Ma- 
honey O'Brien writes that 1970 was a 
busy year for her, learning to cope with 
three children under three. . . . Mary 
McGuire Danahy writes that, when 
not caring for one-year-old Abigail, she 
continues to paint, and is interested in 
making cards, such as birth announce- 
ments, for anyone who is interested. 
(If so, you may contact her at 59 Pearl 
Street in Middletown, Connecticut.) 
. . . Did anyone see Lee Boyle 
Gemme on NBC's Jeopardy in De- 
cember? She reports that she didn't win, 
but thoroughly enjoyed the experience. 
She has been doing free-lance writing 
and editorial work and keeping up with 
two-year-old Michael. . . . Cathy Ur- 
ban Morris has worked for Associated 
Press in New York and United Press 
International in Washington, and is 
presently working for the Washington 
Star. She writes under the name "Bailey 
Urban Morris," covering regulatory 
agencies as well as economic and finan- 
cial developments. She is active in the 
Press Club and is also setting up a jun- 
ior board of the Washington National 
Symphony, with plans to present music 
education programs in the area schools. 
The Morrises joined Sheila Lawlor 
Moore and her husband for a February 
ski trip. . . . Jeanne Crofoot Bronk 


writes that she is a CCD. instructor 
and part-time teachers' aide. . . . RriA 
Garbarini Brown and two-year-old 
Chris moved in February to 27 Orchard 
Street, Cos Cob, Connecticut. . . . 
Chip Donahue Boes, who served so 
faithfully as our class secretary for 
many editions of these Newsnotes, or- 
ganized a very successful Saturday 
morning performance of Tlie Three 
Little Pigs, which was staged recently 
at the College by the Boston Children's 
Theatre Company, and sponsored by 
the Boston Club. . . . Besides assum- 
ing the job of class secretary with this 
issue, Karen Murphy Birmingham has 
been actively involved in a local coop- 
erative nursery school. She is the mother 
of Devin, 5, Hilary, 3, and Sarah, 1. 
(Ed. Note) 


Mrs. Richard J. Wasilauskas 
(Susan Wilson) 
242 Oakland Street 
Wellesley, Mass. 02181 

Sue Wilson Wasilauskas, secretary of 
the Boston Club for two years, has as- 
sumed the role of class secretary. For- 
mer secretary Catey Howells Long 
moved to New York City in June where 
Mike, a recent graduate of Harvard 
Business School, will be affiliated with 
Brown Brothers, Harriman on Wall 
Street. (Ed. Note) 

Mrs. David C. Hurst 
(Cathy Beyer) 
117 Central Street, #5E 
Acton, Mass. 01720 

Betsy Hemenway Redgate has been 
appointed head of the English Depart- 
ment at Cathedral High School in 
Bridgeport, Connecticut, where she's 
been teaching for four years. She is 
also attending Fairfield University as an 
M.A. candidate in American Studies 
with a concentration in English. . . . 
Sandy Puerini Del Sesto and Richard 
are living in Cranston, Rhode Island 
with Richard, 4, and Stephen, 1. Sandy 
is a candidate for an M.Ed, in counselor 
education at Rhode Island College (she 
attends evening classes with Joyce La 
Fazia Mollicone). She is also begin- 
ning to work on a project to revise the 
math curriculum in an inner city ele- 
mentary school to make it more rele- 
vant to the children's needs. . . . Joan 
Candee Collins and Ed are living in 
California now, but will be back to 
New Jersey and home this fall. . . . 
Pat Ryan Grace and Peter have taken 
up sailing as a family sport and hobby. 
. . . Marilyn Flynn McGuire's hus- 
band Jim was recently promoted to 
marketing manager for one of the New 
York offices of the Computer Sciences 
Corporation. Marilyn and Jim travelled 
to California in February, where they 
managed to arrive five hours before the 
earthquake! . . . Donna Beucher Line 
and Tom are managing the Mission Inn 
and Country Club in Howey-in-the- 
Hills, outside of Orlando, Florida, with 
the help of Sharon, 2, and Scott, 1. The 

Inn is located just 20 miles from the 
new Disneyworld, and only three miles 
from the new Wild Kingdom site. Donna 
works on weekends, and does all the 
pro shop purchasing. . . . Pat Sheehan 
Vanderpot and Maurice are busy re- 
modeling their turn-of-the-century home 
in North Chelmsford, Mass. Pat, who 
previously worked as a programmer 
analyst at Stone and Webster Engineer- 
ing, keeps busy with sewing, tennis, 
bike-riding, gardening, and baby Justin, 
who was baptized at a liturgical cele- 
bration in their home in April. . . . 
Barbara Bowen Keefe and Dennis are 
living in Boston's South End which Bar- 
bara describes as "a very exciting area 
— all kinds of people living together." 
They are the parents of Brendan, 4Vi, 
Colin, 2V2, and Kevin, IV2. Barbara 
reports that she's given up trying for a 
girl. . . . LoY Welsh received her M.S. 
in elementary education from the Uni- 
versity of Bridgeport in June. . . . 
Karen Carty O'Toole and Jack 
adopted Elizabeth Dana, now 14 months 
old, last September. She joins their 
four-year-old son as a member of the 
O'Toole family. Jack is now with Com- 
puter Sciences Corporation in Newton. 
. . . Dorie Norton Weintraub and 
Buz moved from Newton to Needham 
in June. . . . Dodie Burnett Houston 
and John are the parents of eight-month- 
old Jennifer Ruth. John returns from 
Korea in September and will pursue a 
Ph.D. in linguistics at the University of 
Washington. . . . Bobbie Kodesh 
Eboli's son Manuel is now IV2 .... 
Pat Foley DiSilvio and Alessandro 
both completed their M.A.'s at the Uni- 
versity of Denver in June. They are 
spending the summer in Italy and will 
return to the states this month to study 
for their Ph.D.'s at the University of 
North Carolina. . . . Annemarie 
Sweeney Valko completed her pedi- 
atrics residency in June. . . . Kathy 
Hyland Krein, Doug, and Anne, XVi, 
moved into their first house in January. 
. . . Anne McCarthy Conlon will 
head the Rhode Island Club of Newton 
Alumnae during 1971-72. Congratula- 
tions, Anne! . . . Marcia Peckham 
Nix and Grover left in July for 14 
months in London and Europe — Grover 


will be at King's College, University of 
London, for a Master's in Law. Marcia 
had been accepted into the German lan- 
guage and Literature Department of 
the Harvard Graduate School for the 
fall; instead she will take some German 
courses at the University of London, 
and do some independent research. . . . 
Kathy Byron received her M.S.W. in 
1968 from the Boston College School 
of Social Work, and spent three years 
working in a mental health clinic in 
Brockton, Mass. She has recently begun 
working in the psychiatric department 
of the Harvard Community Health Plan. 
. . . Hope we'll see you all at our 5th 
Reunion, September 24-26. Please write 
or call me if you have any ideas or 


Mrs. Paul W. O'Gara 
(Michele Mastrolia) 
14 Acorn Street 
Boston, Mass. 02108 

Maria Metzler, who is a mathemati- 
cian with the Department of Defense at 
Fort Meade, Maryland, spends her free 
time doing amateur sculpture and teach- 
ing swimming to handicapped children. 
. . . Susan Trautman Palmer, Peter, 
Jennifer, IVi, and baby Matthew live 
in Guilford, Connecticut where Peter 
teaches. . . . Lieutenant Kathy 
Riley is a personnel officer at the Naval 
Auxiliary Landing Field in Monterey, 
California. She expects to begin grad- 
uate work in the fall. . . . Sherrie 
Mullen Welch and Bill are living in 
Georgia where Bill attends the Univer- 
sity of Georgia Law School. Sherrie, 
who received an M.A.T. from Duke 
in 1968, teaches ninth grade physical 
science. Sherrie and a colleague are 
currently working on a science pro- 
gram for the disadvantaged. . . . Jackie 
Werner Scarborough and Lee are liv- 
ing on a 200 acre woodland in Madi- 
son, Maine with four other couples, 
though they hope to begin building their 
own house very soon. Lee designs and 
manufactures fiberglas furniture and 

domes, and Jackie is a research associ- 
ate in city planning at the University of 
North Carolina. . . . Other commune 
dwellers are Kate Mahony Hinds and 
Bob, who live with seven others. Kate 
is a professor of architecture at the Uni- 
versity of Cincinnati and is associated 
with Architeckton, a Cincinnati archi- 
tectural firm. Bob is a counselor at Cov- 
ington Catholic High School. Both Kate 
and Bob are also professional photog- 
raphers. . . . Mary Ann Peters Gif- 
FUNi, Vinnie, and infant Matthew live 
in Suffern, New York where Vinnie is a 
real estate developer. . . . Nancy Bray 
Bottomley received a J.D. from Ford- 
ham Law School last June. She now 
works in the appeals division of the New 
York City family court for the Legal 
Aid Society. She and John, a marketing 
executive for Phillips Fibers Corp., live 
in Maplewood, N.J. . . . Meg Har- 
rington Tyre, Bob, and Megan are in 
Dayton, where Bob is a price analyst at 
N.C.R. Meg teaches social science in 
a parochial school in Kettering, Ohio. 
. . . Jan Ellen Curry Carignan and 
Ken have been stationed in Stuttgart, 
Germany since March, 1970. They are 
enjoying Europe, have travelled to Paris 
and home to New Jersey during the 
past year, and plan to travel more ex- 
tensively now that their son, Brian, has 
arrived. Jan has written to Bea Miale 
Jackson who is in Nuremberg, and 
they have tentative but hopeful plans 
to meet. . . . Rosie Daly Marcuss 
and Stan, a Harvard Law graduate, are 
in Washington, where Stan is with the 
law firm of Hogan and Hartson. Rosie 
has an N.S.F. grant at the University 
of Maryland where she is working 
toward a Ph.D. in economics. For the 
last two years she served on the staff 

of the President's Council of Economic 
Advisors. . . . Karen Chitro Mc- 
Kenney writes from Curtis Island 
(Camden, Maine) that she and Cliff 
have a twenty-four-hour-a-day job 
maintaining the Curtis Island Light- 
house and entire island. Cliff is sta- 
tioned there with the Coast Guard. 
Karen, who is the mother of Clifton, 2, 
Kristin, 1, and a brand new baby, says 
the island is beautiful, but isolated dur- 
ing the winter months. . . . Anne 
Crofoot Kuckro, Lee, and two-year- 
old Kate are in the process of restoring 
their 200-year-old home in Wethers- 
field, Connecticut. Lee is a trial lawyer 
in Hartford. . . . Nancy Bussey 
worked on N.Y. Senator James Buck- 
ley's campaign during the summer and 
fall of 1970, and is now employed in 
the office of Senator Buckley's press sec- 
retary. . . . Kathy Doran Hegenbart 
has been busy running programs and 
activities for the Weston Newcomers' 
Group and the Women's Community 
League. Joe recently bought a franchise 
in the Blizzard Ski Club, and Kathy is 
busy keeping 325 children happy on 
weekend ski trips. . . . Mary Jo Mah- 
ler Poburko and Nick returned last 
month from Cambridge, England where 
Nick, a teaching fellow in English lit- 
erature at Harvard, was researching his 
Ph.D. thesis. Mary Jo holds an M.A. 
in English from Fordham. 


Mrs. Peter F. Franzosa 

(Alicia Guedes) 

8 Wetherell Street 

Newton Upper Falls, Mass. 02164 

Judy Dow is a graduate student at 
M.I.T. and employed with Sylvania in 
Danvers, Mass. as a chemical engineer. 
She holds a patent on "English Glass" 
and has authored numerous scientific 
papers. . . . June Davison is an M.A. 
candidate in the field of Anglo-Irish lit- 
erature at University College in Dublin. 
She divides her leisure time between 
exploring archaeological ruins, singing 


in a folk group, and working as a bell- 
ringer in St. Patrick's Cathedral — Swift's 
Church. . . . Maureen Cawley spent 
two years doing social work in a child 
welfare agency in New York City. She 
toured Europe during the summer of 
1969, and is now in Philadelphia where 
she is a graduate student at the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania School of So- 
cial Work. . . . Margo Rodgers 
Greenfield is living in Washington, 
D.C. where she has written black studies 
and drug abuse manuals for use in ele- 
mentary and secondary schools, and 
has served as assistant director of a 
U.S. Office of Education project, de- 
veloping training programs for urban 
day care center personnel. . . . Sue 
Emery MacKay, Robert, and An- 
drew are living in Sturbridge, Mass. 
where Robert is a representative for 
American Optical Corporation. . . . 
Pat Dinneen, who served as an editor 
of the recent Annual Survey of Massa- 
chusetts Law, is completing her third 
year at B.C. Law School. . . . Ellen 
Caroselli Peter and Bernard are living 
in Baltimore where he's an attorney on 
the staff of the general counsel of the 
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company. 
Ellen worked for the recent re-election 
of Joseph Tydings to the U.S. Senate 
from Maryland. . . . Quealy Antin 
Keyes is living in New Orleans where 
Michael is an intern at Charity Hospital, 
and she is an English and drama in- 
structor at Dillard University. . . . 
Dale Clement Heroux, Bob, and 
Lisa Beth, IV2, are living in Lowell, 

Mass. where Bob is a community or- 
ganizer for the Lowell Model Cities 
Citizens' Group. . . . Sharon O'Keefe 
Madden and Frank are living in Brook- 
lyn, New York where Frank is a teacher. 
Sharon keeps busy taking care of Mi- 
chelle and doing private tutoring. . . . 
Santa Jean D'Ambrosio DeSantis and 
Philip have moved to Sudbury, Mass. 
with Carla, 3V2, Maria, 2, and baby 
Philip. . . . Jean Sullivan Tobin and 
Bill lived in Chicago for two years 
while Bill attended the University of 
Chicago Law School and she was em- 
ployed in the personnel department of a 
retail store. Bill was drafted in the mid- 
dle of his second year. Now they are 
in El Paso, Texas where Bill is attend- 
ing Intelligence School prior to a tour 
of duty in Vietnam. Jean is teaching 
underprivileged kindergarten-age Mex- 
ican children. . . . Maureen Murphy 
and Katie O'Connor were in Mary 
Sforza Fitzpatrick's wedding last year. 
Mary now lives in Chicago where she 
is a programmer for A.T. & T. and her 
husband is an attorney specializing in 
poverty law. . . . Diane Lillis Mc- 
Aleer and Jim are living in Rhode 
Island where Jim practices law. Diane 
received her M.S. in urban education 
from Simmons in 1969, and taught 
brain damaged children in Rochester 
while Jim was in Vietnam, and edu- 
cable retarded children in Baltimore 
while Jim completed his tour. . . . 
Class secretary Alicia Guedes Fran- 
zosA served as chairman of the recent 
annual spring luncheon for Newton's 
Boston area alumnae. (Ed. Note) 


Miss Mary Gabel 

374 Chestnut Hill Avenue 

Brighton, Mass. 02164 

Many thanks to Sue Power, class sec- 
retary for two years, and welcome to 
Mary Gabel who will assume her new 
duties with the next issue. Please fill 
her in on your post-graduate activities. 
(Ed. Note) 


Miss Mary E. Downs 
49 Ackers Avenue 
Brookline, Mass. 02146 

Claudia Richardson, Susan Zapf, 
Treacy Kirkpatrick, and Joan O'Cal- 
LAHAN are living and working in Wash- 
ington, D.C. . . . Donna Judd is using 
her languages as an airline stewardess 
for Pan Am. Some of her travel tips 
appeared in the May issue of Ladies' 
Home Journal. Donna spent a week in 
January skiing in Austria; is planning 
for an African safari this fall. . . . 
Meg Finn, having finished a year study- 
ing classics at the University of Michi- 
gan, enjoyed a trip to Ireland and Eng- 
land in May. . . . Class secretary 
Mary Downs will be attending B.C. 
Law School as a first-year student in 
September. (Ed. Note) 


1963 — Carolyn McInerney to Francis 
Gerard McGrath, in Chestnut 
Hill, Mass., on May 8. 

1964 — Lynne Dignum to John R. Sisk, 
on August 15, 1970. 

1 964 — Jennifer Kilbourn to Mark 
Kramer, on December 26. 

1964 — Mary Ann Hannaberry to Carl 
T. Scarda, in Albany, N.Y., in 

1966 — Sandy Brennan to Richard W. 
Worthing, in Rockville Centre, 
N.Y., in April. 

1966 — Susan Korzeneski to Lt. Paul 
Burgess, in Newport, R.I., in 

1967 — ^Jane DeNicola to Richard 
Tetzlaff, in Milton, Mass., on 


September 5, 1970. 
1967 — Diane Olson to Melvin Kestner, 
in Fairfield, Conn., in April. 

1967 — Jacqueline Werner to John 
Lee Scarborough, in Chapel Hill, 
North Carolina, on June 5. 

1968 — Marguerite Rodgers to Daniel 
P. Greenfield, in Tarrytown, 
N.Y., on February 13. 

1968 — Anne McCreery to Sean 
O'Connor Dowd, in Stamford, 
Conn., in April. 

1969 — Patricia Szarek to Odeh Abur- 
dene, in Simsbury, Conn., on 
March 27. 

1969 — Barbara Van Ess to Thomas 
K. Mclnerney, in Bronxville, 
N.Y., on April 24. 

1969 — Gretchen Foltz to George J. 
Kelly, Jr., in May. 

1969 — Mary Ellen Murphy to J. Rob- 
ert Costello, Jr., in Stamford, 
Conn., on May 22. 

1969 — Ann Marie Stuecheli to Rol- 
land Brenninkmeyer, in Bloom- 
field Hills, Mich., on June 5. 

1970 — Nancy McGuire to James A. 
Sullivan, in the Newton College 
Chapel, in March. 

1970 — Carol DeLisi to Joseph R. 

Muratore, Jr., in Providence, 

R.I., in April. 
1970 — Kathleen Reilly to Burton L. 

Corkum III, in Bronxville, N.Y., 

in April. 

1 970 — Kathleen O'Sullivan to Rob- 
ert E. Parshley, in Hamden, 
Conn., in May. 

1970 — Marianne Burke to Alan Gil- 
bert, in Lynn, Mass., in May. 

1971 — Pamela Pollino to James Hunt, 
in Acton, Mass., on May 15. 

1971 — Elizabeth Cooney to James R. 
Maher, in Shrewsbury, Mass., on 
May 29. 

1971— Ann Walls to Robert Flanders, 
in June. 

1973 — Helen Condos to Dr. Terry M. 
Thomas, in Boston, Mass., in 


1952— To Mr. and Mrs. Paul X. Welch 
(Mary Heanue), a son, Thomas 

Francis, on August 11, 1970. 

1953 — To Mr. and Mrs. Victor Zimin- 
sky (Francie Mannix), a tenth 
child and fourth daughter, Mary 
Elizabeth, on January 3. 

1955 — To Mr. and Mrs. James F. Tully 
(SuGiE Bacciocco), a seventh 
child and first daughter, Mary 
Elizabeth, on January 3. 

1957— To Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. 
Hunt (Nancy Harvey), a 
daughter, Karen Elizabeth. 

1958 — To Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ryan 
(Sue Fay), a fifth child and 
third son, Thaddeus, on April 19. 

1958— To Mr. and Mrs. Paul S. Eng- 
lish (M.J. Eagen), a son, Paul 
Spencer, Jr., on June 8. 

1958— To Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. 

Galvin (Audrey Nolan), a sev- 
enth child and fifth son, Edward 
Francis III, on June 9. 

1958 — To Mr. and Mrs. Albert Zesiger 
(Judith Carey) , a second child 
and first daughter, Nicola Lyons, 
on June 16. 

1959 — To Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mercier 
(Maureen White), a fifth child 
and fourth daughter, Beth, in 

1959 — To Mr. and Mrs. Mauro Lucen- 
tini (Paola Ajo), a second son, 
Jack, in November. 

1961 — To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. 
Mitchell (Pat O'Conor), a 
fourth child and second son, in 
September, 1970. 

1961 — To Mr. and Mrs. Duane F. 
Carbone (Ellen MacDon- 
ald), a fourth son, in December. 

1961 — To Mr. and Mrs. Richard Conk- 
lin (Ellen Feely), a fifth child 
and second son, Andrew in De- 

1961— To Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Riley 
(Alice Marie Coleman), a 
fourth child and third daughter, 
Nancy Ellen, on Christmas Day. 

1961 — To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Calise 
(Mary Nolan), a first child, 

a daughter, in March. 

1962— To Mr. and Mrs. John R. Kirk 
(Penny Whelan), a fourth son, 
Andrew, in February. 

1963— To Mr. and Mrs. Ritchie Cum- 
mings (Martha Meany), a first 

child, a son, Jamie, in August, 

1964 — To Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. 

Murray (Paula Mullaney), a 
fourth child and first son, Mi- 
chael, on October 13. 

1964 — To Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. J. 
Winslow (RosEMARiE Van 
Eyck), a first child, a son, Ed- 
ward Bryon, on October 23. 

1966 — To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Line 
(Donna Beucher), a second 
child and first son, Scott Thomas, 
on September 8, 1970. 

1966 — To Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. 

Lynch (Carol Hibbert), a third 
child and second son, Douglas 
Alan, on October 17. 

1966 — To Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Van- 
derpot (Pat Sheehan), a son, 
Justin Michael, on February 19. 

1967 — To Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rideg 
(Josie Higgins), a daughter, 
Natalie Katrina, on September 
27, 1970. 

1967— To Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Gif- 
funi (Mary Ann Peters), a 
son, Matthew Quadre, on No- 
vember 18. 

1967 — To Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hughes 
(Faith Brouillard), a son, 
Joseph Dana, on December 3. 

1967 — To Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Carig- 
nan (Jan Curry), a son, Brian 
Charles, on January 6. 

1967 — To Mr. and Mrs. Peter Palmer 
(Susan Trautman), a son, 
Matthew Tyler, on March 7. 

1968 — ^To Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mac- 
Kay (Sue Emery), a son, An- 
drew, on July 31, 1970. 

1968 — To Mr. and Mrs. Philip DeSantis 
(Santa Jean D'Ambrosio), a 
third child and first son, Philip, 
Jr., in October. 

1968 — To Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stack 
(Mary Ethel Harvey), a son, 
George, on February 4. 

Condolences are offered to 

Carol McGee '61 on the death of her 

mother after a long illness. 
Katherine Welling '53 (Sister Mary) 

on the death of her father. 


Alumnae N.B. 

Any Questions? 

In order to stimulate interest in, 
and support of, the College, a special 
blank will appear on this year's An- 
nual Giving envelope, giving you the 
opportunity to ask any question of 
the administration at Newton. Simply 
write your question in the space pro- 
vided on the envelope and return it 
with your contribution. Your ques- 
tion will be referred to the adminis- 
trative staff, and you will receive 
your answer along with your receipt. 

Since the College is beginning her 
twenty-fifth academic year next 
month, this may be a good time for 
everyone to pause and consider New- 
ton's twenty-five years, and to be 
afforded the convenient opportunity 
to ask questions, the answers to 
which will further their understand- 
ing of Newton past and present. 

Board of Trustees 

In May, Newton's Corporation and 
Board of Trustees adopted a new set 
of by-laws. The Board is being re- 
constituted, and additional religious 
and lay trustees are being selected as 
we go to press. See the fall issue of 
Newsnotes for further information 
on these appointments. 


Danforth Fellowships 

If you hold a bachelor's degree, 
have had a continuous break in your 
education of at least three years 
(when you were neither studying nor 
teaching), and if you are not now a 
full-time teacher or graduate student, 
you may be eligible to apply for one 
of the 1972-73 Danforth Graduate 
Fellowships for Women. 

These fellowships are designed to 
find and develop college and high 
school teachers among American 
women whose preparation for teach- 
ing has been postponed or inter- 

You may engage in study either 
full or part time towards a master's 
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cember 11, 1971. Applications must 
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For further information write: 

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Write On 

Letters to the Editor 

Dear Editor: 

I can't tell you how much I've en- 
joyed Newsnotes — especially the 
spring issue. It is amazing how one 
can so quickly lose contact with the 
pulse of Newton after graduation, 
especially when living far away. With 
Newsnotes I feel that I can in some 
way keep up with Newton's rapid 
pace and changing face. 

I anxiously await each issue and 
literally devour its contents. 

Dear Editor: 

I want to congratulate you on New- 
ton Newsnotes. In the year I have 
been receiving them I have noticed 
continual improvement in format and 
content. They're a pleasure to read 
and reread. 

Sally Murphy Morrison '70 
Newport, Rhode Island 

Marcia Peckham Nix 
London, England 


Dear Editor: 

I'd like to add my comment on the 
Newton Newsnotes. 1 look forward 
to receiving it — and I appreciate the 
work you have done to produce a 
quality publication. 

Meg Harrington Tyre '67 
Kettering, Ohio 


Dear Editor: 

I couldn't let this opportunity pass 
to write and comment on Newsnotes. 

Dear Editor: 

Sister Wheeler asked in her letter to the editor (Spring 1971 ) how the die- 
hards find the new order working out. Although, like Sister Wheeler, I am an 
alumnus of the faculty, and thus perhaps not the best qualified judge of the 
current scene, no one, I think, will question my "die-hard" credentials. 

It is difficult to assess how the "new order" is working out in view of the new 
Dean's contention that "the teacher does not know . . . what the students 
should be learning; and you cannot memorize the future." The mind boggles 
at the question of criteria for evaluating such a new "order." 

Seemingly all that one can do at this stage of Newton's "development" is to 
advance some queries : 

Have Rousseau, Helvetius, Marx, and Teilhard been vindicated in their editor- 
ship of the Revised Standard Version of human nature, with the consequences 
that traditional classical education is outmoded and meaningless? 

Is it possible for our under-educated but terribly sophisticated and au courant 
youth to understand their Western Christian heritage in any depth if Eastern 
cultures are given equal time in the curriculum? 

Finally, in what sense is a Catholic College Catholic if Catholic theology and 
philosophy courses are no longer compulsory but are offered simply as side 
dishes at the academic smorgasbord? 

Dear Editor: 

I thoroughly enjoy reading all about 
Newton and what's going on with 
everyone. If it weren't for News- 
notes, very few of us alumnae would 
be able to keep up with progress 
and developments at school. 

Kathy Hyland Krein '66 
West Hartford, Connecticut 

I don't know how "successful" the 
Newsnotes is (to quote those who 
congratulate your success), but I do 
know that it's keeping me in touch 
with the new Newton which, I might 
also add, seems more to my liking 
now than it did when I was there. 

Alice Coughlin Nixon '63 
White Plains, New York 

John Paul FitzGibbon 
Assoc. Prof, of Theology 
Gannon College 
Erie, Pennsylvania